The battleship USS New York served in both World War I and World War II. The USS New York was most active during World War II, were despite her aging status, she took part in the Atlantic convoys before sailing to the pacific were she fought battles at Iwo Jima and Okinawa.
After the war the USS New York served as a target ship for the atomic tests at Bikini Atoll were she survived two atomic blasts, before finally being sunk as an artificial reef in 1948.
The photographs are from the Bain news service and so are, most likely, reporting on some kind of news event. I am unable to find a correlating story to these images but will update if and when I can find more information.
Day and night photographs of the Parker & Bridget Co. store, located at 9th St. and Market Space, Washington, D.C. taken in 1921 by the National Photo Company. The building is now demolished and the site is now home to the United States Navy Memorial.