33 Everyday Street Scenes From Late 1800s New York City

The city wasn’t so different, as these 1896 photos from the New York Public Library’s collections show.

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32. A Postman


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30. A Messenger Boy


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28. A Street Sweeper With His Cart


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27. A Peddler Selling Shoe Strings


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26. A Grindstoner


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25. New Immigrants


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23. An Organ Grinder


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21. A Street Sweeper


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19. Snow Removal


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18. Snow Removal


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17. A Man Selling Suspenders


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16. A Man Selling Sponges


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15. A Man Selling Pretzels


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14. Bootblacks At City Hall


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11. A Newspaper Boy And Girl


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7. A Man With Watering Cans


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6. A Parade By Central Park


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5. The Fire Department


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4. A Double Decker Bus


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3. A Streetcar


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2. A Policeman With A Street Sweeper


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1. A Cabbie


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