Incredibly Rare Pictures Of The Streets Of New York In The Early 20th Century

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The United States Of America is well known to be one of the biggest powers in the world, and 1890 to 1930 is when the big economical boom started. This period saw millions of workers migrating to the biggest cities, looking for a new life and great opportunities. San Francisco was the largest city in the west, Atlanta in the south, Chicago the nation’s railroad hub and the largest of the Midwest, but New York was dominating the whole nation in terms of trade, finance, communications and culture. More than a fourth of the 300 largest corporations in 1920 were head-quartered in New York City, making the world open their eyes to the new capital of business. Here’s a special selection of incredibly rare pictures showing the streets of New York in the early 20th Century. Enjoy!


#1 Children Playing In Garbage Can, 1918

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#2 Candy Store, 1918

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#3 People In Front Of J. Lacov Woolens, 1900

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#4 Fruit Pushcarts

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#5 Police Officer And Crowd On Grand Street, 1910

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#6 The Push-Carts Selling “Hot Frankfurters 3 Cents And 2 For 5 Cents” Are Parked On Broad Street, 1905

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#7 Maiden Lane, 1905

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#8 Street Cleaning, 1910

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#9 Three Children With Carriage

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#10 Boy Sitting On Stoop

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#11 Boy Leaning On The Window

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#12 Young Boys In Front Of The Store

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#13 Kid In Hat And Coat

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#14 Looking North On Orchard Street, 1909

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#15 Two Children Playing Near Grate

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#16 Boy With Box Near Empty Pushcarts

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#17 Boy Posing For A Picture

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#18 The Innocent Smile

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#19 The Boy At The Bread Shop

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#20 Looking North On Elizabeth Street

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#21 Street With Horse & Carriage

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#22 Street With Cars, 1918

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#23 Looking North On Mulberry Street From Canal, 1901

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#24 Looking North On Mulberry Street Between Canal & Hester

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#25 High Angle

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#26 Looking East On East Houston, 1939

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#27 Looking North On Orchard St. From Delancey

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#28 Stamped Weissner Studio Corner of Elizabeth and Prince Streets, Looking North On Elizabeth, 1937

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#29 Looking North On Orchard Street Between Stanton & Rivington

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#30 East Houston and Orchard Street, 1939

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