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

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


There's no caption for this image snapped in July 1941 by the FSA/OWI photographer credited only as "Daly.

Atlantic Avenue subway entrance. Plus an elevated railway and streetcar tracks. Circa 1910.

Brooklyn, New York, circa Atlantic Avenue subway entrance and elevated railway.

The London skyline with St Pauls Cathedral.. 1800's

lostsplendor: Over London, c. Late Century (by National Library of Ireland on The Commons) Incredible view.

After seeing some really awesome pictures of #NewYork I feel like collecting a bunch too :) Easter, #FifthAvenue, 1900.One car visible, coming towards foreground.

Fifth Avenue, New York City, bustling with horse-drawn traffic and a few cars, Easter morning, 1900 -

The Elephant and Castle Tavern, Southwark, London c 1890

The Elephant and Castle Tavern, Southwark, London originally a blacksmith. The building was converted into a tavern in area was devastated during

Cowboy on 13th Street and 11th Avenue in the Meatpacking District circa 1911, George Grantham Bain Collection, via Shorpy.com

The Lost Cow Tunnels of New York City

New York Central Railroad - Meat Packing District - Eleventh* Avenue West Street - ca. 1911 Man on horse is a NYCRR Watchman / RR Policeman a/k/a "West Side Cowboy" escorting the locomotive as required by NY City law.

5th Avenue and 59th Street, Cornelius Vanderbilt House - Museum of the City of New York

The NewYorkologist: Vanderbilt Mansion at Fifth Avenue and Street, New York, 1900 In the summer of 1961 this mansion was used to process Hungarian Refugees who were escaping a revolution in their country.

It's Flashback Friday! Can you guess where this is?

Shorpy Historic Picture Archive :: The Bowery: 1905 high-resolution photo