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August 16, 2022

New York in the Late 19th and Early 20th Centuries Through Fascinating Photos

George Ehler Stonebridge (1860–1941) was an amateur photographer who lived and worked in the Bronx. He left little record of himself, but an invaluable one of his surroundings and interests.

Stonebridge lived in the Bronx with his wife Carrie Folks Stonebridge (1866–after 1946) and their three children. He worked at the Northern Gaslight Company which supplied gas to the West Farms district of the Bronx, although the position he held is unknown.

These fascinating photos from Jim Griffin were taken by George Ehler Stonebridge that show New York in the late 19th and early 20th centuries.

Grant's Tomb, Riverside Park, Morningside Heights, New York, 1897

Woman jumping on a steamboat on an excursion to Locust Grove, Poughkeepsie, New York, circa 1898

Women on an excursion boat ride to Locust Grove, Poughkeepsie, New York, circa 1898

Bronx Zoo class trip, New York, 1899

Nurserymen filling a tree cavity with stones and mortar, Bronx Zoo, New York, 1899

Rocking Stone Restaurant, Bronx Zoo. This restaurant was demolished in 1941, the Bronx, New York, 1899

Unidentified animal arriving, American Express shipment to the Bronx Zoo, New York, 1899

Girl on Highbridge, Manhattan to the left, the Bronx to the right, Washington Bridge in the distance, circa 1900

Northern Gaslight Company in West Farms, 173rd Street & Bronx River, the Bronx, New York, circa 1900

Trolley car to West Farms, the Bronx, New York, circa 1900

Curling, Central Park, New York, 1901

2513 Webster Avenue, the Bronx, New York, circa 1902

Cole's Store, 2517 Webster Avenue, south of Fordham Road, the Bronx, perhaps July 4th, 1902

Curling, Van Cortlandt Lake, the Bronx, New York, 1902

M. & C. Uhly Delicatessen, 749 East Tremont Avenue (now renumbered 483 East Tremont with a new building), the Bronx, New York, circa 1902

Sunday school parade, Tremont section of the Bronx, New York, 1902

Waving to the mailman, Stonebridge farm in Garrison, New York, 1902

H.N. Worth Fish & Oyster Market, 767 (now 505) East Tremont Avenue, the Bronx, New York, circa 1904

Present-day East Tremont Avenue, the fields later became Parkchester, Westchester Square, the Bronx, New York, circa 1905

Campsite, Orchard Beach, the Bronx, New York, 1912

Houseboat Ruby K, Orchard Beach, the Bronx, New York, 1912




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