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.
Fire Company and Engine No. 72, East 12th Street, c. 1910

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Oktoberfest circa 1947 on East 86th Street

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Oyster Seller on South Street, c. 1900

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Performing the Rite of Tashlikh on the Williamsburg Bridge, 1910

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Photographing New York City, 1905

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Pretzel seller at Broadway and Beaver St, 1961

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Pretzel Vendor on the Lower East Side, 1903

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Rabbi and Student on the Lower East Side, 1907

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Shadows on the Avenue, c. 1930

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Shoeshine Boys in Little Italy, c. 1900

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Showgirls Charleston Down Fifth Avenue, c. 1924

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Sightseeing Bus in front of Flatiron Building, 1910

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