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.
Taxis in front of the Hotel Manhattan, 1912

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The Photographer on Bow Bridge, 1875

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Ritter the Painless Dentist, 1905

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Thompson and Houston Streets, 1929

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Union Square Flower Market, 1905

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Wall and Broad Streets, 1916

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West Side Cowboy, circa 1930

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Woman Dentist, 1909

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Women Workers in Bush Terminal, Brooklyn, c. 1944

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Workers atop Grand Central Terminal, 1950

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Workers on the George Washington Bridge, 1930

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Workman Erecting Steel on the Queensboro Bridge, 1907

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