Monday, 22 October 2012

American Big Cities a Hundred Years Ago

It wasn't long time ago when people have still used horses as the main instrument of transportation. Just about a hundred years ago, there were no cars, people were using horses for traveling, instead.Today, such scenes can be only seen in western movies and, for people who do live in this time when we are very close to jump on the next level of transportation technology: the flying cars, this information that just a few decades ago people were using horses for transportation could sound almost incredible.It is fascinating how humans are able to forget things. The photos of big cities from about hundred years ago are very rare and you have not much chance to find them, even today when there is almost nothing what can't be found on the Internet.We have decided to share with you this great find of high resolution photos dating from the period between 1900 and 1910 which are available online thanks to Library if Congress research archive. There you can see how a street-life looked like one century ago. 

1. Woodward Avenue Detroit, Michigan 1917

2. The Jersey Shore,Atlantic City 1910

3. Memphis Main Street, North from Gayoso Avenue 1910 

 4. Louisville and Nashville Railway Station,Florida 1910

 5. Forsyth Street, West from Main Jacksonville,Florida 1910

 6. Bathing in Front of the Big Hotels,Atlantic City 1915

 7. Sutter Street up from Grant Avenue After the Earthquake,San Francisco 1906

 8. Thompson Dairy Wagons,Washington, D.C 1927

 9. Washington, DC, 1914.

 10. Cadillac Square Detroit, Michigan 1916

 11. Ninth Street,Washington, D.C 1915 

 12. Main Street from Eleventh,Richmond Virginia 1905

 13. Avenue and 42. Street, New York 1910.

 14. Broad Street North from Spruce,Philadelphia 1905.

15. Manhattan Bridge as seen from Brooklyn 1909. 

 16. Subway Fire at West 55th Street,Broadway 1915.

17. Fifth Avenue at 51st Street,New York 1913 

18. Wabash Avenue,Chicago 1907 

19. The New York Public Library,New York 1915. 

20. Wall Street 1911. 

21. Fifth Avenue Easter,New York 1913. 

22. Bridge of Sighs, Manhattan 1907 

23. Fifth Avenue Looking North 1913 

24. City Hall Post Office,New york 1905. 

25. Dexter Avenue and the Capitol Montgomery, Alabama 1906. 

26. Walnut Street Cincinnati, Ohio 1910. 

27. Woman suffrage-Hikers arriving in Washington from New York 1913. 

28. Broadway and Times Building,New York 1915 

29. Government Square Cincinnati, Ohio 1905 

30. Newspaper Row Washington Street Boston, Massachusetts 1906 

31. Jefferson Market Courthouse.Now a Library,New York City 1905 

32. Grand Central Station and Hotel Manhattan,New York 1903 

 33. Traffic Safety in Washington with the Treasury Building 1913

34. Post Office and Eagle Building. Brooklyn, N.Y 1906 

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