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In pictures: New York City street scenes from the early 1900s

Archived photographs from the Bain Collection show daily life in NYC at the dawn of the 20th century.
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THOUSANDS OF GLASS negatives and photographic prints taken and filed by one of America’s earliest news picture agencies depict daily life in the US in the last 19th and early 20th centuries.

The Library of Congress has acquired a significant number of images from the archives of that agency and compiled them as the George Grantham Bain Collection.

Many of the Bain images focus on events in New York city, such as these images which document the city’s architecture, disasters and celebrations:

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