While some of the photographs on this page were actually taken as late as the 1930s, the buildings
and businesses portrayed had remained virtually unchanged through the intervening years.
Christmas: Beef and Mutton in Washington Market
"Harper's Weekly" (1889)
A West-side (Manhattan) Market
Courtesy of Milstein Division of United States History, Local History and Genealogy, The New York Public Library, Astor, Lenox and Tilden Foundations
A West-side (Manhattan) Market
Courtesy of Milstein Division of United States History, Local History and Genealogy, The New York Public Library, Astor, Lenox and Tilden Foundations
Oyster Barges Beneath the Williamsburg Bridge
on the Manhattan side of the East River
Christmas: Game and Poultry in Washington Market
Berry Vendors at Station
"Harper's Weekly" (1889)
Wallabout Market, around the area of what is now the Brooklyn Navy Yard
Courtesy of Milstein Division of United States History, Local History and Genealogy,
The New York Public Library, Astor, Lenox and Tilden Foundations