Monday, September 24, 2012

Alice Austen's 1896 NYC

 The first in a series of New York City street scenes taken by photographer Alice Austen in 1896.  Photos from the New York Public Library.

 Hansom Cabs.

Rag carts.


magnus said...

Fascinating. Interesting to see a motorized bus among the photographs of horse drawn vehicles. The streets must have been mayhem as horse and motorcar fought it out. Do you know at what point the carriage was effectively phased out as a mode of city transport?

The Down East Dilettante said...

ah yes, the fascinating Miss Austen of Staten Island. These are marvelous.