Vintage Photograph Shows Horse-Drawn Trams on Broadway in 1917

Just before the last of these vehicles was banished from the streets of New York City, the photographer snapped one of them as it passed alongside a ‘Modern Electric Car’ powered by the conduit between the rails. This photo was shot on Broadway just north of the intersection with Broome Street. The car is headed southbound. Broadway & Broome St., Google Maps (screenshot)
Just before the last of these vehicles was banished from the streets of New York City, the photographer snapped one of them as it passed alongside a ‘Modern Electric Car’ powered by the conduit between the rails. This photo was shot on Broadway just north of the intersection with Broome Street. The car is headed southbound.
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Broadway & Broome St., Google Maps (screenshot)
Photo: Google Maps

This great vintage photograph from 1917 shows some of the last horse-drawn public transportation trams in New York City. The photographer was standing just north of the intersection of Broadway and Broome Street in SoHo, looking uptown. On the left you see the temporary wooden road covers for the under-construction NYC subway lines.

Just before the last of these vehicles was banished from the streets of New York City, the photographer snapped one of them as it passed alongside a ‘Modern Electric Car’ powered by the conduit between the rails. This photo was shot on Broadway just north of the intersection with Broome Street. The car is headed southbound.

Here is a Google StreetView of how the area looks today from the same spot:

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Broadway & Broome St

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