Yankee Stadium as seen from Manhattan, 1930

Yankee Stadium as seen from Manhattan, 1930

This photo depicts Yankee Stadium, viewed from an Seventh Avenue and W. 151st Street in Manhattan, in 1930.  Macomb's Dam Bridge to the north spans the Harlem River.  Recent demolition has apparently removed any obstacle to viewing the House that Ruth Built.

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Don't Be A Scab, 1916

Don't Be A Scab, 1916

Two girls on rollerskates distribute leaflets in Union Square.  They wear "Don't Be A Scab" sashes.  One hopes that they are acting on behalf of their parents and that they themselves are not part of the union.

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Curb Market Activity, 1925

Curb Market Activity, 1925

This photo shows curb market activity on Broad Street in front of the New York Stock Exchange.  This sea of men and boys are relegated to the street to serve companies too small to be listed on the NYSE.  At the end of Broad Street is Federal Hall, which is today a museum.

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Curb Exchange, 1915

Curb Exchange, 1915

A boy in a window on Broad Street signals between a broker on the street and the office.  Curb exchanges catered to the needs of companies too small to be listed on the New York Stock Exchange.  Such alternative exchanges eventually grew up to be organizations like the AMEX and NASDAQ.

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Girls on the Parachute Jump, 1955

Girls on the Parachute Jump, 1955

Two young women hang suspended above Steeplechase Park in Coney Island, Brooklyn.  The beach and boardwalk below them are crowded with men and women strolling or sunbathing.  The Parachute Jump, originally built for the 1939 World's Fair, is an icon of Coney Island.  Although it ceased operating in 1968, the structure is in the United States Register of Historic Places, and still stands today.

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Coney Island, Brooklyn, 1932

Coney Island, Brooklyn, 1932

The beach and boardwalk is crowded on this summer day in 1932.  Notice how many of the men and women strolling along the boardwalk are wearing hats and jackets, despite the warmth evidenced by other men in short-sleeved shirts and the abundance of sunbathers.  Aside from the mode of dress, Coney Island wouldn't look much different in the summer today.

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Columbus Circle, c. 1895

Columbus Circle, c. 1895

A view from Eighth Avenue and 59th Street northeast across Columbus Circle into Central Park.  In 1895, there doesn't seem to be all that much going on in this part of town -- a few pedestrians, a couple of bicyclists, a streetcar, some drays.  Seems like an odd place to put a monument.  This clearly demonstrates the foresight of the city planners.  What was a boondock, is now an epicenter of world commerce.  This photo is taken from the approximate location of what is today the Time Warner Center.

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Columbus Circle at Night, c. 1920

Columbus Circle at Night, c. 1920

The silhouetted hansom cab and driver look like they could be cruising for a fare in Victorian London, but this is a rainy night in post-war (the Great War, that is) New York.  The driver, parked along a slick, deserted Central Park South, looks west toward the bustle and lights of Eight Avenue and Columbus Circle.  The dark monument to Columbus stands in sharp contrast to the luminance of the surrounding commerce.

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Columbia University, 1905

Columbia University, 1905
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