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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33. A Policeman

32. A Postman

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30. A Messenger Boy

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28. A Street Sweeper With His Cart

27. A Peddler Selling Shoe Strings

26. A Grindstoner

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

18. Snow Removal

17. A Man Selling Suspenders

16. A Man Selling Sponges

15. A Man Selling Pretzels

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

6. A Parade By Central Park

5. The Fire Department

4. A Double Decker Bus

3. A Streetcar

2. A Policeman With A Street Sweeper

1. A Cabbie