Vintage Photograph Shows a Streetside Peanut Stand on West 42nd Street Circa 1900

Peanut stand, West 42nd St., New York circa 1900
Peanut stand, West 42nd St., New York circa 1900
Photo: LOC

Captured around 1900, this great vintage photograph shows a vendor selling roasted peanuts to two kids from his street-side peanut stand. Though labeled as West 42nd Street, it's tough to place exactly where this spot would be today as nearly every structure between Times Square and the Hudson river has been replaced since that time. Check out the specimen page on the Library of Congress for more information on the photograph.

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Matt enjoys exploring the City's food scene with his Wife and the outdoors with their dog. He is an avid marathon runner, and spends most of his time eating, running, and working on cool stuff.

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