People and Professions

People and ProfessionsThe true dynamic of early-1900 New York City is illustrated best by the people who lived, worked and played there. And as far back as 1876, our authentic photo collection shows New Yorkers—immigrants to America arriving through New York Harbor, laborers, professionals, children and street vendors—and a street life like no other.
Hats at a World War I Liberty Rally in Columbus Circle, 1918

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Horace Ashton, Photographing the Construction of the Queensboro Bridge, 1907

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How ya doin', circa 1910

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Ice Cream Seller Outside Jewish Daily News, c. 1895

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Immigrants Awaiting Examination, Ellis Island, c. 1910

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Ironworker Rides the Chains, 1912

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Joe Dimaggio Takes Batting Practice, 1938

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Kids Cool Off in a Sprinkler on the Lower East Side, 1923

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Lou Gehrig, 1938

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Madison Square Park, 1902

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Memorial Day in the Bronx, circa 1890

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Mitchell the Tailor, Broadway and 40th Street, 1915

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