Vintage Postcards from Old New York in the Early 20th Century

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From around 1903, Fifth Avenue is lightly trafficked looking south from 37th Street. In this remarkably clear photo postcard, in the lower left corner we see a “white wing” one of New York’s sanitation workers, who appears to be chatting with a well dressed lady. Across on the west side of the street four young women are walking north having just passed Jules K. Weiss & Co. whose tailoring establishment can be seen on a sign directly behind the street lamp. All the visible vehicular traffic is horse drawn.

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