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

Alice Austen/New York Public Library

32. A Postman

Alice Austen/New York Public Library
31.

Alice Austen/New York Public Library

30. A Messenger Boy

Alice Austen/New York Public Library
29.

Alice Austen/New York Public Library

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
24.

Alice Austen/New York Public Library

23. An Organ Grinder

Alice Austen/New York Public Library
22.

Alice Austen/New York Public Library

21. A Street Sweeper

Alice Austen/New York Public Library
20.

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
13.

Alice Austen/New York Public Library
12.

Alice Austen/New York Public Library

11. A Newspaper Boy And Girl

Alice Austen/New York Public Library
10.

Alice Austen/New York Public Library
9.

Alice Austen/New York Public Library
8.

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

Check out more articles on BuzzFeed.com!

 
  Your Reaction?
 

    Contributions

    Now Buzzing