Saturday, September 29, 2012

Alice Austen's 1896 NYC 6

 The sixth in a series of New York City street scenes taken by photographer Alice Austen in 1896.  Photos from the NYPL.  Above, Railroads.

 Snow Removal.

 Peddler (of suspenders).

 Street Railroad.



1 comment:

The Down East Dilettante said...

And there the New York policeman stands, magically and improbably transported to an Italian plaza by the Herald Building in the background---and back to New York with the El in the background.'

Alice Austen maybelacked the poetry of Lartique---or perhaps bustling, growing Gilded Age Manhattan lacked the poetry of old Paris---but she had the same sure instinct for the scene that was about to disappear.