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December 15, 2015

21 Impressive Vintage Photos of Laundry in New York From the Early 20th Century

These impressive vintage photographs that show laundry in New York from the early 20th century.

Laundry, New York City, 1934

Lower east side of Manhattan in the 19th century

Lower east side tenements, NYC, ca. late 1800s

New York tenement yard, ca. 1900s

Tenement halls, NYC, ca. 1900

Tenement houses, New York, ca. 1900

Tenement, New York, ca. 1890s

Tudor City from 39th Street, ca. 1930-33

View from Chatham, New York, 1946

Young woman hanging laundry on clothesline, Harlem, 1948

Youngsters in an alley near East Broadway cavorted with their shadows in crisp sunlight, New York, Dec. 31, 1979

A New York tenement housing a family of seven, 1908

A view down an alley, as rows and rows of laundry hang from tenements, New York City, ca. 1930s

A woman hanging out the laundry on the roof of her building, New York City, 1939

A woman hanging out the laundry, New York City, 1939

Clothes lines, New York City, 1955

Clotheslines, NYC, 1923

Court of first model tenement house on 72nd Street in New York, ca. 1930s

Horton’s Ice Cream and Soda, New York, 1946

In Laundry Day, New York City, ca. 1930s

Laundry out to dry, Brooklyn, 1946



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