In Chinatown at corner of Pell Street and the Bowery, New York, time for celebration of Chinese New Year Mourning for their homeland at war with Japan, No paper dragons & customary din of firecrackers was missing.
Look at this shot taken on West Street back in 1905 (ish). It states ‘Enormously wide sidewalks and high storefront windows became a trademark of NYC - many of those building still have the beautifully detailed stonework to this day.
Doyers Street at Bowery, Chinatown, New York, New York, mid 1910s.
New York City circa 1912 vintage photo. “Fifth Avenue near Street.” Among the many establishments making this their address is the curiously named Bureau of Social Requirements. glass negative, Detroit Publishing Co.