National Geographic : 1930 Nov
THE NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC MAGAZINE WASHINGTON SQUARE WAS ONCE A POTTER'S FIELD This nine-acre bit of trees and grass is one of the oldest squares in the city. Washington Arch, designed by Stanford White, has served as an imposing portal at the southern end of Fifth Avenue since 1893. Many artists' studios face on Washington Square. © National Geographic Society Finlay Direct-Color Photographs MODERN ART SETS A STAGE FOR MODERN BUSINESS World-famous stores face Fifth Avenue. In one such shop this small stage with its colored lights is used by parading mannequins for showing new styles to visiting customers.