History Experts Use Clues To Determine The Exact Date Of Vintage New York City Photos

Not only did he determine the exact location the photo was taken from, but he also determined the exact date, down to the month and year!

Jordan Liles is an urban history expert and he was able to find three different vintage photos of New York City on eBay. While many of us might purchase a photo to hang on the wall, he had a very different plan for them.

He wasn’t going to put the vintage photos of downtown Manhattan and the Brooklyn Bridge in vintage frames and use them to spruce up his interior decoration scheme. Instead, he wanted to see if he could determine the exact date the photos were taken based on clues in each picture.

Photo: Youtube/Jordan Liles

The photos were purchased from eBay back in 2019 and since then, Liles has analyzed each deeply and found clues to determine a date.

Photo: Youtube/Jordan Liles

He used the handwriting, the weather, and his knowledge of business in that time era to learn more.
He’s like a detective when it comes to this stuff.

Photo: Youtube/Jordan Liles

It’s already amazing that he can determine the exact location the photo was taken from, but he also determines the exact date, down to the month and year! “I was able to find clues in all three pictures that led me to come to the strongest possibility of a year, but I even was able to find a month and day,” Liles shared in the video.

Watch it for yourself in the video below: