As the American landscape was changing after WWII, and some city folk were building new lives in the suburbs (which they grew to despise), NYC was also transforming. Bronx-born photographer Larry Silver captured it all, and his black & white images from that era will now be on display at the NY-Historical Society.

“Larry Silver’s work opens a window into a New York City that no longer exists,” NY-HS curator Marilyn Satin Kushner says. “His photographs convey the spirit of the post-World War II era, of a city rebuilding after years at war and transforming into the metropolis we know today. Though they were taken decades ago, there is also something familiar in the faces Silver captured. It’s an energy New Yorkers will recognize.”

Silver's photos span the years 1949 through 1955, and feature "everyday New Yorkers and major New York City sites taken during a transformative period in history." There are 45 images in total, and you'll even get a glimpse of the old Pennsylvania Station before it was demolished.

The exhibit opens July 1st and runs through December 4th.