5th Avenue and 59th Street, New York City, 1897.

Date unknown A man hangs from a skyscraper in New York City. (via reddit)

Susan B Anthony pummeled in the street and arrested for attempting to vote in 1872. She was fined 100 dollars for registering to vote.

New York City, c.1904, The First New York City SUBWAY RIDE (Notice the open cars like roller coaster cars. Wow.) @A Lifetime Legacy

Vertical parking, 1930s. This was an “elevator garage” in Chicago, 33 W. Monroe Street. It held up to 48 cars. Workers simply drove into the elevator car, parked in their sky-high slots, then walked along the fire escape to their offices. No way !! 😁😁

Circa 1880. Interior of Helmbold's Drug Store, New York City

New York circa 1905. West 23rd Street.

Luna Park in Coney Island, Brooklyn, New York, 1905 ``

The Jersey Shore circa 1905. Atlantic City, on the beach.

View Down Broad Street

new york, blizzard of 1888

The liner "Queen Elizabeth" bringing American troops into NY Harbor at the end of WWII, 1945.

Mulberry Street, New York City, 1900.

5th Avenue, north from 66th Street. New York City, New York. 1900.

The insane mess of telephone wires over New York in the 1880′s These photos of a morass of telephone wires in New York City were taken in 1887 and 88, only a little more than 10 years after the telephone was first patented…

Victorian era New York City street scene, Broadway and Union Square. Horse-drawn trolley cars. 1892.

U.S. New York City circa 1905. Fifth Avenue after a snow storm.

Central Park, New York City, circa 1870s.

New York City Hat Maker, circa 1907. Source: New York Public Library.

Manhattan Bridge Under Construction, 1901-1910, New York City