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    New York c. 1900. "Chinatown--Mott Street."

    New York City circa 1900. "Jewish market on the East Side." 8x10 inch dry plate glass negative, Detroit Publishing Company.

    New Orleans circa 1906. "Italian headquarters, Madison Street." click on pic til you get the huge enlargement. Makes all the difference. Fascinating glimpse back in time.

    NYC. Fifth Avenue: 1908.

    Poor Home, New York City Tenement 1910

    Alcohol, discovered by Prohibition agents during a raid on an illegal distillery, pours out of upper windows of three-story storefront in Detroit during Prohibition, 1929” (Retronaut)

    Snow shoveling: The Great Blizzard in New York, 1888.

    The Jersey Shore circa 1905. Boardwalk at Asbury Park. It looks almost the same as today!

    The insane mess of telephone wires over New York in the 1880′s

    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…

    Fifth Avenue. 1900.

    Changing street lamps 1910's style.

    The "Great White Hurricane" of March 1888. More than 20" of snow fell on New York City, paralyzing the city for days and spurring the creation of an underground subway system.

    Celebration on Wall Street upon the news of Germany's surrender in World War I. November 1918. Photograph by W.L. Drummond.

    New York, 1903, New York Times Building under construction in soon-to-be named Times Square.

    New York City, 1885.

    Hudson Street. 1865. New York.

    Laundry, New York City,c.1934 by Marjorie Content

    Statue of Liberty

    Grand Central Station