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15 Magical Pictures Of Central Park In The Early 1900s

This will make you yearn for the Central Park where sheep roamed freely.

1. Horseback riding sometime around 1910.

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2. An 1895 stereographic print of children enjoying a park fountain.

3. A couple taking a stroll on what was actually called Lover’s Lane, 1896.

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4. An 1873 illustration of a view on Central Park.

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5. A panoramic view of the Terrace as it appeared in 1902.

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6. The Mall in 1902.

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7. 1904 tennis courts.

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8. Actual sheep in Central Park! (Taken sometime between 1900 and 1906.)

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9. Curling in winter, near the turn of the century.

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10. A view of the boat pond, taken sometime between 1900 and 1915.

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11. The corner of 5th Avenue and 57th Street, with the entrance to the park in the distance.

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12. Um, yes those ARE goat carriages carrying children in 1904.

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13. Why yes those ARE adorable children and donkeys in Central Park.

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14. A 1903 boat ride in a lush, lush setting.

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15. How about a romantic gondola ride? Yes? OK, hold tight while I get my time machine, and we’ll go back to 1900.

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