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Old Photos Of New York City – 1900 to 1950 in Black & White

Interesting Old Photos

of New York City

1900 To 1950

(As captured in old Black and White Photographs)

old new york picsView from Empire State Building to Chrysler Building and Queensboro Bridge. January 1932.

1900 new york central parkThe Mall, Old Photo of New York City Central Park taken around 1905.

retro pictures newyorkCommuters in New York City Grand Central Terminal. October 1941.

oppossums shop pictureA row of hanging oppossums in a shop

Far cry from today’s meat shops in New York City

old pictures newyorkcityAn old woman carrying a heavy load on Lafayette Street, New York City, February 1912.

old newyork slums picsHuts made of salvaged materials. Notice the baby carriage.

Photographed by Berenice Abbott. October 25, 1935.

old newyork photoDowntown Manhattan as seen from the Empire State Building 27th floor. December 1931.


old new york festaAn old black and white photo of a NYC Italian Festa.

old newyork city photosOld Black & White Photo of Inside NYC Washington Market, 1917.

newyork washington streetOld New York Photo – Produce market on Washington Street. 1952.

newyork tenement buildingsRear view of tenement, 134 1/2 Thompson Street. Lewis Wickes Hine. February 1912.

Are they much different to the slums in New York today???

new york city peopleAmerican Advocates of women’s right to vote in early 20th century.

The Suffragettes on way to Boston


Mulberry Bend newyorkcityClam seller in Mulberry Bend. Around 1900.

Gramercy Park ManhattanGramercy Park, Manhattan. Check out the decorative ironwork. Photographed by Berenice Abbott. November 27, 1935.

1940 new york cityS.S. Coamo leaving New York Harbor in December 1941.

1900 newyork girlsA girl carrying Japanese Kimonos in Thompson St.

This photo was taken almost 100 years ago in February 1912

52nd street newyorkView of 52nd St. and E. River. December 1931.

newyork school childrenSchool 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 …)

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