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West Street 1885

West Street 1885

Upper West Side, NY 1890 (taken from The Dakota).  Looking south toward 59th street the southernmost end of Central Park, Columbus Circle where the Time Warner Center stands today.

Upper West Side, NY 1890 (taken from The Dakota). Looking south toward 59th street the southernmost end of Central Park, Columbus Circle where the Time Warner Center stands today.

The Barlow funeral home was photographed in 1917 at Its location on 504 Virginia street, Charleston WV

The Barlow funeral home was photographed in 1917 at Its location on 504 Virginia street, Charleston WV

Berenice Abbott - Cliff and Ferry Street (1935)

Berenice Abbott - Cliff and Ferry Street (1935)

Woman gets her dress blown up in “What Happened on Twenty-third Street, New York City“ - August, 1901 - (gif)

Woman gets her dress blown up in “What Happened on Twenty-third Street, New York City“ - August, 1901 - (gif)

STREET SCENE: Fifth Ave. ca. 1900, people in their Sunday best after church.

STREET SCENE: Fifth Ave. ca. 1900, people in their Sunday best after church.

Historic stretch of West 28th Street known as Tin Pan Alley.

Historic stretch of West 28th Street known as Tin Pan Alley.

"Taken in 1917, this photo shows the end of the line for horse-drawn trams in New York City, as the changeover to electric cars (the streetcar on the right, for example) was all but complete. The caption contained with this public domain image reads as follows: “Just before the last of these vehicles was banished from the streets of New York City, the photographer [Brown Brothers] snapped one of them as it passed alongside a ‘Modern Electric Car.’

"Taken in 1917, this photo shows the end of the line for horse-drawn trams in New York City, as the changeover to electric cars (the streetcar on the right, for example) was all but complete. The caption contained with this public domain image reads as follows: “Just before the last of these vehicles was banished from the streets of New York City, the photographer [Brown Brothers] snapped one of them as it passed alongside a ‘Modern Electric Car.’

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.

New York circa 1912. "Fifth Avenue near 42nd Street." Among the many establishments making this their address is the curiously named Bureau of Social Requirements. 8x10 glass negative, Detroit Publishing Co.

New York circa 1912. "Fifth Avenue near 42nd Street." Among the many establishments making this their address is the curiously named Bureau of Social Requirements. 8x10 glass negative, Detroit Publishing Co.

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