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Fascinating Photos of New York City in the Early 1900s

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1909, the Lower East Side. Back then it was a ghetto, the section of the city for poor Eastern European Jews.

New York circa 1909 Lower East Side dry plate glass negative, Detroit Publishing Company

On Park Avenue South, New York City, 1890s

Park Avenue South or Fourth Ave as it was called. The intersection at Street It featured a market, a laundry, and two very different hotels.

South Street, Manhattan 1800s

A view of New York City's South Street crowded with horses and carriages. Note: wires still on above-ground poles. (Photo: Library of Congress/Public Domain)

nikola tesla, laboratorio

East Houston Street, September Parcels to Subway Construction Photograph Collection, PR NYHS Image

A look at the Central Park's wall and the surrounding area, from the Dakota, in 1890. (via New York: An Illustrated History)

Upper West Side, NY 1890 (taken from The Dakota). Looking south toward street the southernmost end of Central Park, Columbus Circle where the Time Warner Center stands today.