Interesting Old Photos
of New York City
1900 To 1950
(As captured in old Black and White Photographs)
View from Empire State Building to Chrysler Building and Queensboro Bridge. January 1932.
The Mall, Old Photo of New York City Central Park taken around 1905.
Commuters in New York City Grand Central Terminal. October 1941.
A row of hanging oppossums in a shop
Far cry from today’s meat shops in New York City
An old woman carrying a heavy load on Lafayette Street, New York City, February 1912.
Huts made of salvaged materials. Notice the baby carriage.
Photographed by Berenice Abbott. October 25, 1935.
Downtown Manhattan as seen from the Empire State Building 27th floor. December 1931.
An old black and white photo of a NYC Italian Festa.
Old Black & White Photo of Inside NYC Washington Market, 1917.
Old New York Photo – Produce market on Washington Street. 1952.
Rear view of tenement, 134 1/2 Thompson Street. Lewis Wickes Hine. February 1912.
Are they much different to the slums in New York today???
American Advocates of women’s right to vote in early 20th century.
The Suffragettes on way to Boston
Clam seller in Mulberry Bend. Around 1900.
Gramercy Park, Manhattan. Check out the decorative ironwork. Photographed by Berenice Abbott. November 27, 1935.
S.S. Coamo leaving New York Harbor in December 1941.
A girl carrying Japanese Kimonos in Thompson St.
This photo was taken almost 100 years ago in February 1912
View of 52nd St. and E. River. December 1931.
School children around May poles in New York City Central Park
(How Many of the children in this picture may now be grandmothers…
and how many more may have quit the veil of tears…
today is but a dream tomorrow …)