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Harold Roth - Lower East Side Stable, Mangin Street, 1946.

Harold Roth - Lower East Side Stable, Mangin Street, 1946.

n organ grinder on the streets of New York's Lower East Side attracts a captivated audience, circa 1910.

n organ grinder on the streets of New York's Lower East Side attracts a captivated audience, circa 1910.

New York circa 1900. "Chinatown -- Mott Street." 8x10 inch dry plate glass negative, Detroit Publishing Company.

New York circa 1900. "Chinatown -- Mott Street." 8x10 inch dry plate glass negative, Detroit Publishing Company.

19th Century NYC... how things change!

19th Century NYC... how things change!

noir et blanc

noir et blanc

GREAT TRAIN STATION: Old Penn Station circa 1910. Large Benrus sponsored clock overlooks.The most recent Madison Square Garden is now here.

GREAT TRAIN STATION: Old Penn Station circa 1910. Large Benrus sponsored clock overlooks.The most recent Madison Square Garden is now here.

horses-pulling- enclosed carriage

horses-pulling- enclosed carriage

Chrystie and Stanton Streets, Lower East Side, 1912. Photo by Eugene Wemlinger. Photo from the Museum of the City of New York.

Chrystie and Stanton Streets, Lower East Side, 1912. Photo by Eugene Wemlinger. Photo from the Museum of the City of New York.

Picture of Hester Street in the Lower East Side in 1901. The lack of cleanliness on this street is evident and is a clear indicator of the need of "civic cleanliness". Women reformers railed against the "slovenly manner in which the street cleaning was done" and firmly held that "the secret of success is constancy of purpose" (Wagner 405).   Merchant, Carolyn, ed. Major Problems in American Environmental History. 3rd Ed.  Boston: Wadsworth, 2012. Print.

Picture of Hester Street in the Lower East Side in 1901. The lack of cleanliness on this street is evident and is a clear indicator of the need of "civic cleanliness". Women reformers railed against the "slovenly manner in which the street cleaning was done" and firmly held that "the secret of success is constancy of purpose" (Wagner 405). Merchant, Carolyn, ed. Major Problems in American Environmental History. 3rd Ed. Boston: Wadsworth, 2012. Print.

Busy streets: Men and women stroll a row of jewelry shops on the Lower East Side (right) and stand in line for bread during the Great Depression (left)

Never-before-seen photos from 100 years ago tell vivid story of gritty New York City

Busy streets: Men and women stroll a row of jewelry shops on the Lower East Side (right) and stand in line for bread during the Great Depression (left)

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