26 Amazing Found Photos of New York in the Late 19th and Early 20th Centuries

The Dewey Arch was a triumphal arch that stood from 1899 to 1900 at Madison Square in Manhattan, New York
The Dewey Arch was a triumphal arch that stood from 1899 to 1900 at Madison Square in Manhattan, New York
Construction of Harlem River Drive in New York. Began in 1894, and the speedway opened in July of 1898
Construction of Harlem River Drive in New York. Began in 1894, and the speedway opened in July of 1898
1899 Nubian Dress Lining Store front. Illuminated by the Electric Motor Equipment Company that was one of the first using electric lighting to attract customers
1899 Nubian Dress Lining Store front. Illuminated by the Electric Motor Equipment Company that was one of the first using electric lighting to attract customers
A view from the Williamsburg Bridge, looking west in Manhattan. One of the buildings is the Loews Theater and its sign reads 'ALL STAR BILL 10 15 25'. Another building is The New York Edison Co.
A view from the Williamsburg Bridge, looking west in Manhattan. One of the buildings is the Loews Theater and its sign reads ‘ALL STAR BILL 10 15 25’. Another building is The New York Edison Co.
Celebrating the end of The Great War which would date around 1918. Probably around Chautauqua, New York
Celebrating the end of The Great War which would date around 1918. Probably around Chautauqua, New York
Celebrating the end of The Great War which would date around 1918. Probably around Chautauqua, New York
Celebrating the end of The Great War which would date around 1918. Probably around Chautauqua, New York
Celebrating the end of The Great War which would date around 1918. Probably around Chautauqua, New York
Celebrating the end of The Great War which would date around 1918. Probably around Chautauqua, New York
Celebrating the end of The Great War which would date around 1918. Probably around Chautauqua, New York
Celebrating the end of The Great War which would date around 1918. Probably around Chautauqua, New York
Central Square Station, New York. This building was built in 1868 then burned to the ground in 1903
Central Square Station, New York. This building was built in 1868 then burned to the ground in 1903
Central Square Station, New York. This building was built in 1868 then burned to the ground in 1903
Central Square Station, New York. This building was built in 1868 then burned to the ground in 1903
Church Street and Cortlandt Street, 1913
Church Street and Cortlandt Street, 1913
New York Central and Hudson River Railroad
New York Central and Hudson River Railroad
New York Central and Hudson River Railroad
New York Central and Hudson River Railroad
New York Central Railroad. The wheels on the coaches appear to have flanges on them so they can Hi-Rail on the tracks
New York Central Railroad. The wheels on the coaches appear to have flanges on them so they can Hi-Rail on the tracks
New York State Inebriate Asylum - later Binghamton State Hospital
New York State Inebriate Asylum – later Binghamton State Hospital
New York Subway construction. Duane St in New York City
New York Subway construction. Duane St in New York City
New York Subway construction. Lexington Ave.
New York Subway construction. Lexington Ave.
New York Subway construction. Spring & Elm in New York City - Interborough Subway construction
New York Subway construction. Spring & Elm in New York City – Interborough Subway construction
New York Subway construction. Williamsburg Bridge, Delancey St looking west
New York Subway construction. Williamsburg Bridge, Delancey St looking west
Penn Yan, Keuka Park and Branchport Railway
Penn Yan, Keuka Park and Branchport Railway
Penn Yan, Keuka Park and Branchport Railway
Penn Yan, Keuka Park and Branchport Railway
Ship at dock. At harbor in New York
Ship at dock. At harbor in New York
Somewhere in Upstate New York
Somewhere in Upstate New York
The Ansonia is a building on the Upper West Side of New York City, located at 2109 Broadway, between West 73rd and West 74th Streets
The Ansonia is a building on the Upper West Side of New York City, located at 2109 Broadway, between West 73rd and West 74th Streets
The Barge Office. Temporary immigration station
The Barge Office. Temporary immigration station
View of New York from Sunset Park, Brooklyn, NY
View of New York from Sunset Park, Brooklyn, NY

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