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    The New York Stock Exchange

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    New York in Black and White 1904 Stock Exchange and Federal Hall

    Lower Manhattan circa 1906. "Broad Street and curb market, New York." 8x10 inch dry plate glass negative, Detroit Publishing Company.

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    You can see the grid pattern on the Island that makes getting around Manhattan much easier -- above 14th St., that is!

    Shorpy Historical Photo Archive :: The Curb Market: 1905.f you're wondering what those carts are all about, they are selling fruit, not vegetables, to the brokers, who often didn't have time for a proper lunch. Instead, they'd grab a couple of apples or bananas, etc., and go back inside for more trading.

    New York City. I've been there once, but I HAVE to go back. I was only there for a day, so I don't feel like it really counts.

    This photo really strikes me. I love putting things in perspective in this way. Hundreds of thousands of us humans fit in this picture. Our tiny little huge city and that big park... yeah. I love this photo. New York Aerial #07

    Flatiron Building (1902) New York City, New York - the tallest building in the world at the time of its construction.