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April 11, 2015

40 Amazing and Rare Vintage Photographs That Show Streets of New York City From the Late 19th Century

Broadway, Looking North from 66th Street, circa 1890.

Columbus Circle, Looking North East, circa 1892.

59th Street, Looking West from Grand Army Plaza, circa 1894. The original Plaza Hotel is left. Central Park is off to the right.

Carriages in Central Park, 1863.

The Jackson Sanatorium, Dansville, New York, circa 1890.

The Windsor Hotel, Broadway and WIlliam Street, Saratoga, New York, circa 1900.

Amsterdam Avenue at 100th Street, 1894.

Looking Across the Washington Bridge toward the Bronx, 181st Street at the East River, circa 1891.

The St. Paul Building, Broadway and Fulton Street, George B. Post, 1897.

The Croton Aqueduct Distributing Reservoir, 40th Street and 5th Avenue, May 5, 1891.

Madison Avenue at 77th Street. The home of a Mr. Blind Tom Foley, his wife and son, May 11, 1891.

Wall Street, Looking East from Federal Hall, circa 1895.

The World Building, Looking past City Hall, 1891.

Looking East along 42nd Street toward Grand Central Depot circa 1880.

5th Avenue at 59th Street, 1894.

Looking Up Broadway from Bowling Green, October 24, 1895.

Advertising for Barnum and Bailey’s Circus, 5th Avenue and 75th Street, April 8, 1891.

5th Avenue at 42nd Street Looking North, 1885.

A crowd gathers for Abraham Lincoln’s inauguration, March 4, 1861.

A group of African American children undertaking instruction as to the proportion of George Washington’s Pectoral Muscles, Washington D.C., circa 1899.

201-207 Broadway, Decorated for a Parade Promoting William McKinley and Garret Hobart for the Presidential Election,  1896.

The Union League Club, 5th Avenue and 39th Street, circa 1885.

Employees at the Schupp Wagon and Sleigh Works, Central Avenue, Albany, New York, 1876.

Looking East down 39th Street from 5th Avenue, circa 1900.

The New York Free Academy, 23rd Street and Lexington, circa 1880.

Main Street, Delhi, New York, circa 1890.

The Broadway Central Hotel, Broadway at Bond Street. circa 1890.

 CIty Hall in its fanciest dress for the Dewey Parade, 1898.

J.P. Morgan and Company, Wall Street at Broad Street, circa 1880.

Atlantic and Norstrom Avenues, Brooklyn, circa 1895.

S.A Brown Pharmacy, 28-30 Fulton Street, circa 1890.

Proctor’s Pleasure Palace, 58th Street and Lexington Avenue, 1895.

New York. Union Square, circa 1900.

New York. 5th Avenue, 1892.

New York. Harlem, after the Blizzard of February 13, 1899.

Horse Drawn Sleighs in Central Park, circa 1895.

After a snowfall, circa 1890.

New York. Winter transportation, circa 1880s.

Circus Parade, Washington Park, Albany, New York, 1880.

Two young men who know the value of a good lamp shade, near Madison Square, 1899.


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