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1900's lifestyle, society & real life

The Edwardian Era (1900 -1910) / "The Aughts" (from aught aught to aught nine) / La Belle Epoque. I'm interested in the true expression of the decade: its visual icons, the graphic records of its everyday way of life everywhere, its contrasts and its contradictions. The best, the normal and the worst

U.S. 325-329 Water Street, New York. "Changed from a den of disease and vice to a decent place to live in, by a model landlord, Miss Ellen Collins. The house yields 5.5 % income." TheTenement House Law of 1901 stated that for new buildings, all halls and rooms had to have light and air, private toilets, and fire escapes for each family. (New York, around 1909)

U.S. Manhattan circa 1908. "New York skyline."

Shorpy Historical Photo Archive :: Manhattan: 102 Years Ago

France. Les Galeries Lafayette, le grand magasin de Paris, 1900

Top 75 des photos de Paris d'antan

U.S. Gilded Age street scene of policemen walking past flower vendors, NYC c.1904.

U.S. Theodore Roosevelt, 1907 // Alvin Langdon Coburn

U.S. San Francisco after the 1906 earthquake.

France. Famille. Paris, 1900. // © Ernest Roger / Roger-Viollet

France. Vélodrome d’Hiver Paris 1909 // Roger-Viollet

China. Empress Dowager Cixi's 慈禧太后 funeral procession, 1909.

Greece. Andritsaina, 1903 // by Fred Boissonas

U.S. 5th Avenue and 59th Street with C. Vanderbilt mansion in background, NYC, 1900

Museum of the City of New York - [Vanderbilt mansion.]

U.S. A Riverboat being loaded in Vicksburg, Mississippi, c. 1900

U.S. Vicksburg, Mississippi, circa 1900. "The levee" and the sternwheeler Falls City.

Falls City: 1900

Four Sisters by Frank Eugene 1900s

VINTAGE PHOTOGRAPHY: Four Sisters by Frank Eugene 1900s

Japan. Traffic Congestion: Tokyo, 1905 // Photographium