Trucks are backed up to get into the Holland Tunnel while a Ford Galaxie and a battered early Plymouth Valiant (fixed with Bondo) cruise along Canal Street on the peeling pavement. The Galaxie has a rope to lock the trunk. New York. by on Flickr.
After parcel post service was introduced in 1913, at least two children were sent by the service. With stamps attached to their clothing, the children rode with railway and city carriers to their destination. The Postmaster General quickly issued a regulation forbidding the sending of children in the mail after hearing of those examples.
New York City, circa 1914. Photograph by Alfred Stieglitz. The tower on the left in the background belongs to the second Madison Square Garden, on the right is the very much still existing Met Life Tower
See how it's changed: In this circa 1890 photo, a pair of girls walk east along 42nd Street. Acker, Merrall and Condit wine shop delivery wagons are on the right and the C.C. Shayne Furrier sign can be seen on the roof overhead.