Vintage Photograph of New York City Street Cleaners Circa 1924

Vintage Photograph of New York City Street Cleaners Circa 1924
Vintage Photograph of New York City Street Cleaners Circa 1924
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Photo: Lively Morgue

The Lively Morgue is a daily photo blog from the New York Times in which an original photo from the newspaper's archives is reposted along with tidbits of information gleaned from the historical article it accompanied. Along with a rescan of the original photograph, the backs of each photo are also scanned, giving a behind-the-scenes look at the editorial process of one of the world's best newspapers.

Today's post features a vintage photograph of a 1920's era horse-drawn street cleaner cart.

1924: In the mid-’20s, street cleaners in New York City made regular headline appearances. They threatened to strike; they sued, committed graft and organized; they had dinner, chopped ice and misused funds.

Matt Coneybeare

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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