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The west side of 6th Ave from Greeley Square, 1870. The buildings here were demolished in 1909 when the Gimbels Department store was built

Gilded Age street scene at, Greeley Square, New York City. The Eagle Theater is visible in center of photograph, eagle on roof.

884 West End Ave, 1888. The NJ Palisades in the far background across the Hudson River...astounding photo. This was 'way' uptown in 1888,

884 West End Ave, The NJ Palisades in the far background across the Hudson River. This was 'way' uptown in

1905. "R.H. Macy & Co., New York." The famous department store. Corner tenant: Lucio's, the jeweler whose pearls, rubies and diamonds "defy detection." 8x10 inch dry plate glass negative, Detroit Publishing Company.

Macy Co., New York." The famous department store. Corner tenant: Lucio's, the jeweler whose pearls, rubies and diamonds "defy detection.

11-25 West 11th Street, north side. Date: 1921

Date: 1921

Circa 1903. "Herald Square, New York." With Times Square in the distance, and the New York Times building going up at center. Other landmarks include Macy's, the New York Herald newspaper building, Sixth Avenue elevated tracks and Hotel Astor. 8x10 inch glass negative, Detroit Publishing Company.  Shorpy Historic Picture Archive :: New York Squared: 1903 high-resolution photo

New York Squared photo Circa "Herald Square, New York." With Times Square in the distance, and the New York Times building going up.

1901 east 23rd /Bdwy /5th ave - the barrier marking where the flatiron bldg would be

Black and white photograph, taken in of the Flatiron Building construction site, with Heinz 57 ad on the side of the Cumberland Hotel.

c1875 . Astor Place (NYC's Gilded Age)

Astor Place - during, NYC's Gilded Age era. Horse drawn carriages in front of Clinton Hall. Located at the triangle of Astor Place, East Street, and Lafayette Street. The building still stands today.

Henry Janeway Hardenbergh - Gilded Age architect's building, The Plaza Hotel. Pictured here in c.1907, shortly after the end of the Gilded Age, (c.1900).  The Cornelius Vanderbilt 11, Gilded Age mansion, at 1 West 57th Street, NYC,  is visible in the left foreground of photograph. Vanderbilt's quintessential Gilded Age mansion, and the largest single family residence ever built in NYC, to date, was constructed in c.1883, demolished in c.1926-7. {cwl}

The Plaza Hotel with a horse & carriage on Fifth Ave. The Plaza is the second hotel of that name on the site. The French Renaissance château-style building was designed by Henry Janeway Hardenbergh and opened to the public October 1907

Lower East Side Tenament - New York City taken by Rebecca Lepkoff  between the years of 1937 and 1950.

Photos of bygone New York at Tenement Museum

photographer Rebecca Lepkoff brings the lower East Side back into focus. Her iconic shots, taken between 1937 and on display at New York Tenement Museum.

Fifth Avenue, 1905

An American Gilded Age era image of residential homes. Located on Avenue north of Street in New York City, with handsom cabs and pedestrians, ~ {cwl}

Madison Avenue Towers  The new Metropolitan Life building, New York circa 1909.    junipergallery Fine-Art Prints by Juniper Gallery

New York circa 1909 Madison Avenue and the towers Starring the new Metropolitan Life building.

Cowboy on 13th Street and 11th Avenue in the Meatpacking District circa 1911, George Grantham Bain Collection, via Shorpy.com

The Lost Cow Tunnels of New York City

New York Central Railroad - Meat Packing District - Eleventh* Avenue West Street - ca. 1911 Man on horse is a NYCRR Watchman / RR Policeman a/k/a "West Side Cowboy" escorting the locomotive as required by NY City law.

Gilded Age gentleman, standing on Broadway by New York City Hall, c.1870

Gilded Age gentleman, standing on Broadway by New York City Hall, - close to my high school (which wasn't built for another 120 years!

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