1926 Photograph Looking Down Nassau Street on a Busy Day

Nassau Street, looking south from Fulton Street, on March 3, 1926, New York City
Nassau Street, looking south from Fulton Street, on March 3, 1926, New York City

Here is an amazing 88-year old photograph taken in the Financial District that tells a different story than we are used to seeing downtown. This is a small street with a ton of mom-and-pop stores, crowded with pedestrians and business men rather than corporations and tourists. Here is a what this same spot looks like today. Call me sentimental, but I would rather see "Eatmor" and "Epstein's" over the modern times Starbucks and Wendy's any day.

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