This Vintage Photograph Shows New York City Tourist Bus at Bowling Green Circa 1906

Tourists have been coming to New York City long before Times Square was a thing. This vintage photograph from 1906 shows a busload of tourists at Bowling Green Park — the oldest in the City — back around 1906.

This photo is from around 1906 shows a group of tourists at Bowling Green, near the Battery. They are packed side by side in an early version of a motorized open omnibus or truck. A driver sits on the right behind a huge steering wheel while the tour guide with megaphone stands facing the tourists.

Originally published on October 23rd, 2016

Matt Coneybeare

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Matt enjoys exploring the City's with his partner and son. He is an avid marathon runner, and spends most of his time eating, running, and working on cool stuff.

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