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11 Famous American Sites Before They Were Famous

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Ever wonder what your favorite American landmark looked like before you came along? Thanks to good ole Getty Images we've found a treasure trove of vintage pics of some of America's most famous landmarks.

Take a trip down memory lane with these dreamy black and whites...

Brooklyn Bridge, September 1872
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Bourbon Street, circa 1900
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Grand Central Terminal, circa 1907
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Times Square (then Long Acre Square), circa 1908
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Lincoln Memorial, 1920
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Empire State Building, 1930
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Hollywood sign, circa 1924
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Golden Gate Bridge, circa 1930s
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Mount Rushmore, late 1930s
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Gateway Arch, undated
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Disneyland, 1955
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