Big City Life

Jewish Market: 1890s

Jewish Market: 1890s

Jewish market on the East Side, New York City, between 1890 and 1901. A cropped, closer view of a photo published earlier on Jiggsy. Detroit Publishing Company. LOC original medium: glass negative - dry plate.

Hat Fashion in Chicago: 1941

Hat Fashion in Chicago: 1941

African American girls, in their Sunday best, waiting for Episcopal Church to end so they can see the processional, South Side of Chicago, Illinois. 1940s fashion photo taken by photographer Russell Lee in 1941. Street view with old cars in the background. FSA / OWI Photograph Collection. LOC original medium: 35 mm nitrate negative.

Corsets, Furs, Shirts, Dresses & Hats: early 1900s

Corsets, Furs, Shirts, Dresses & Hats: early 1900s

Busy Union Square scene showing signs for political movements for and against Tammany Hall (Acorn Musee and Committee of 100), pianos, an art parlor, corsets, furs, dresses, shirts, and hats.

Street Corner Policeman, Quebec, Canada: 1937

Street Corner Policeman, Quebec, Canada: 1937

Policeman directing traffic on street corner, Québec, Canada. Photo taken in 1937 by photographer Arthur Rothstein. FSA/OWI Photograph Collection. LOC original medium: 35 mm nitrate negative.

Tearing Down 23 Wall Street: 1913

Tearing Down 23 Wall Street: 1913

Demolition of the J.P. Morgan Bank at 23 Wall Street, New York City, in April and May of 1913. (Source: Flickr Commons project and New York Times, May 1, 1913). Photo shows horse and wagon set to haul away material. Bain News Service, publisher. LOC original medium: glass negative.

Farmerettes Sell WW1 Bonds: 1910s

Farmerettes Sell WW1 Bonds: 1910s

Women farmers in World War One bond sale parade. One sign reads "Bonds Buy Bullets and Beans. We Raise Beans. You Buy Bonds." Bain News Service, publisher. LOC original medium: glass negative.

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