It reminded me of this shot of Peter Sellers in Dr. Strangelove or: How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Bomb (imdb).
There's a 16 year gap between when the image and film were made, but the aesthetic seems on point.
|Knox Hatters at 216 Broadway in Lower Manhattan, 1895. Image: MCNY|
|The SW corner of 40th Street and Fifth Avenue. Before the Knox building, it was occupied by the mansion of Lawrence Kipp, who died in 1899. Image: NYHS|
|SW corner of 40th Street and Fifth Avenue, looking west on 40th Street, c. 1914. Image: NYHS|
|Knox Hattery advertisement, 1913. Image: NYPL|
|Same corner, looking south on Fifth Avenue, 1928 Image: MCNY|
|NYPL Fifth Avenue terrace, facing south towards 40th Street. Photo by Mike Roberts, 1960. Image: MCNY|
|SW corner of 40th Street and Fifth Avenue, c. 1980. Image: BPC|
|SW corner of 40th and Fifth Avenue, 2013. Image: BPC, AK|