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Times Square's original 'naked' cowboy in the 1950s

Amateur photographer Frank Larson captured New York City in the 50s. His thousands of negatives had been stashed away in an attic since his death in 1964. But recently, a grandson discovered them.

You have to wonder if the 'naked cowboy' who currently hangs out in Times Square got the idea from this man who was photographed in the 1950s by amateur photographer Frank Larson. See more of his images of New York from that era in the slideshow above.