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A portrait of New York 1905 (video)

This clip from the Early Motion Picture collection was filmed 1905 and scanned on HD format. The view on Manhattans Theatre District is from the top of the then newly-erected Times Building, at a height of approximately twenty stories. The photographer makes a pan to the north over the tops of the buildings from Bryant

The History of Chicago Illinois 1920s

Chicago is a significant transportation hub in the States. It does a lot of things in a big way. Not surprisingly Chicago has a great deal of big buildings. It is a major world financial center, with the second largest central business district in the United States. Downtown Chicago, the company center, is called the

Jacob Riis, New York City 1800s pictures (7 pics)

Late 19th-century New York City was a magnet for the world’s immigrants, and the vast majority of them found not streets paved with gold but nearly subhuman squalor. While polite society turned a blind eye, brave reporters like the Danish-born Jacob Riis documented this shame of the Gilded Age. Riis did this by venturing into

bandits roost campground, 59½ Mulberry Street

The end of the 19th century in the city of New York was a magnet for the immigrants of the world, and most of them found roads not bordered by gold but of almost inhuman poverty. While educated people turn a blind eye, brave reporters like Jacob Riis, born in Denmark, document the shame of