Travel Through Time to the Late 1800s (33 pics)

Posted in       6 Jul 2013       13496       6 GALLERY VIEW



A few great old photos of people of New York City.
 

A Policeman

A Postman
A Messenger Boy
A Street Sweeper With His Cart
A Peddler Selling Shoe Strings
A Grindstoner
New Immigrants
An Organ Grinder
A Street Sweeper
Snow Removal
A Man Selling Suspenders
A Man Selling Sponges
A Man Selling Pretzels
Bootblacks At City Hall
A Newspaper Boy And Girl
A Man With Watering Cans
A Parade By Central Park
The Fire Department
A Double Decker Bus
A Streetcar
A Policeman With A Street Sweeper
A Cabbie

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Mr. Ree 9 year s ago
I see dead people...


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LOLMASTER5000 9 year s ago
It must have been fantastic when colour was invented.
       
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Fenrisulven 9 year s ago
I wonder what happened to those who didn't wore a hat? Where they shot? If anyone wear such hats today, people will give them a funny look. I wonder, when did this hat mania start and when did it end? I have hound this post on how it may have ended: http://www.primermagazine.com/2010/learn/the-man-who-killed-the-hat
Never underestimate the power of large crowds, of stupid people.
       
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DarkWolf 9 year s ago
http://www.npr.org/blogs/krulwich/2012/05/04/152011840/who-killed-mens-hats-thin
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gigantes 9 year s ago
very interesting links, fellas. i think one other reason why the hat didn't last is because they're insulators, and urban environments tend to be hotter than rural (and are only getting warmer). so on hot days in hot cars with rudimentary air-conditioning (or none at all), removing the hat may have been a no-brainer so to speak. the hat may also have been in danger of blowing off when the windows got rolled down.
       
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Margaretta 2 year s ago
Fascinating photos. I noticed the street sweepers in a few photos. I believe those guys also had to clean up horse manure. Lord, what a nasty job that must have been !! think of the SMELL in the Summer , PEW !!!
       
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