Tuesday, February 1, 2011

New York Street Scene



Today's picture is from the early 1900's. It shows the corner of 5th avenue and 42nd street in New York City. I love how the streets are shared between carriages and motorized vehicles. In this picture, it looks like there are still more carriages.

10 comments:

  1. You have to love that double decker bus.

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  2. Really interesting street scenes. Is this a new batch of photos? If so, how did you come across them?

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  3. Very interesting. I like old pictures! :}

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  4. It is so fun to stop by and see your old photos of days gone by. It is like being transport to a era or time I would not get to visit other wise. Have a wonderful day. Blessings

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  5. Love street photos.
    This is a good one.
    Thank you for sharing these photos, our history and your thoughts. You start my day each day.

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  6. Too bad you cannot get a current picture of the same street corner and do a side by side comparison!! That would be neat.

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  7. You can see the present situation using google maps street view. But be prepared, every building has been replaced.

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  9. I wonder if the pedestrians still had to take their chances or if bylaws to protect them had been enacted yet ?

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  10. Nice photos. The one I'm looking at now looks like about 1905. It's well done. Did you take it?



    (i'm kidding... but not about it being a cool photo, or looking like right around 1905)
    Mark Newman
    Ottumwa, IA

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