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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.

A look at the Central Park's wall and the surrounding area, from the Dakota, in 1890. (via New York: An Illustrated History)

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

Wall Street, NYC, 1898

postcard - old new york - 1898 - wall st - looking west from pearl st toward trinity church on broadway Love pictures of how things looked a long time ago.

One of the oldest photos of New york City and was taken somewhere near the Five Points. While that is technically not the Lower East Side, the buildings with their awnings are representative of the shopping areas of lower Manhattan at the time.

One of the oldest photos of New York Ciy. It was taken somewhere near the Five Points. While that is technically not the Lower East Side, the buildings with their awnings are representative of the shopping areas of lower Manhattan at the time.

A great street scene view of New York City, during America's Gilded Age, c.1905. Pedestrians and shoppers walking aside storefronts, including; Best and Company - Lilliputian Bazaar, the store was originally a childen's clothing store, founded in c.1879. Formerly located in the "Ladies Mile" near, 6th Ave, & West 23rd, St., NYC. ~ {cwlyons} ~ (Image: librar-y tumblr)

New York City, West Street (circa Enormously wide sidewalks and high storefront windows, a NYC Trademark - many buildings still have the beautifully detailed stonework facades.

A view looking west on Wall Street about 1890 from the corner of Wall and Broad. Trinity Church is at the end of the street. To the left is ...

Gilded New York - the style of the wealthiest 19th century New Yorkers

A view looking west on Wall Street about 1890 from the corner of Wall and Broad Street.Trinity Church is at the end of the street. To the left is the old Assay Office.

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