Monday, May 28, 2012

Upper Broadway in 1899

A rainy day on Upper Broadway in New York City, 1899.  Photo from The New Metropolis, 1899.

4 comments:

The Down East Dilettante said...

Dreamy photograph. I daresay upper Broadway changed a tad over the next half decade..

archibuff said...

Great sign - pleasure traffic to the left and business traffic to the right. Ha, if only life today had such wonderful choices to deal with.

It is truly amazing how NYC exploded over the next few decades, great for business and prosperity, but at a very steep cost to all the late 19th and early 20th century architecture that fell as the booming city continued to advance northward.

The Ancient said...

Zach --

http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/51G5eOyQJeL.jpg

http://www.nycvintageimages.com/sites/default/files/imagecache/product_full/The-Boulevard-on-a-Rainy-Day-nyc-1925.jpg

Suppose it's the same block?

Zach said...

Precisely.