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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.

33. A Policeman


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32. A Postman


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30. A Messenger Boy


Alice Austen/New York Public Library
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28. A Street Sweeper With His Cart


Alice Austen/New York Public Library

27. A Peddler Selling Shoe Strings


Alice Austen/New York Public Library

26. A Grindstoner


Alice Austen/New York Public Library

25. New Immigrants


Alice Austen/New York Public Library
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23. An Organ Grinder


Alice Austen/New York Public Library
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Alice Austen/New York Public Library

21. A Street Sweeper


Alice Austen/New York Public Library
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Alice Austen/New York Public Library

19. Snow Removal


Alice Austen/New York Public Library

18. Snow Removal


Alice Austen/New York Public Library

17. A Man Selling Suspenders


Alice Austen/New York Public Library

16. A Man Selling Sponges


Alice Austen/New York Public Library

15. A Man Selling Pretzels


Alice Austen/New York Public Library

14. Bootblacks At City Hall


Alice Austen/New York Public Library
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Alice Austen/New York Public Library

11. A Newspaper Boy And Girl


Alice Austen/New York Public Library
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Alice Austen/New York Public Library

7. A Man With Watering Cans


Alice Austen/New York Public Library

6. A Parade By Central Park


Alice Austen/New York Public Library

5. The Fire Department


Alice Austen/New York Public Library

4. A Double Decker Bus


Alice Austen/New York Public Library

3. A Streetcar


Alice Austen/New York Public Library

2. A Policeman With A Street Sweeper


Alice Austen/New York Public Library

1. A Cabbie


Alice Austen/New York Public Library

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