Big City Life

Policemen's Parade on 5th Ave, NYC: 1900

Policemen's Parade on 5th Ave, NYC: 1900

Policemen's parade, Fifth Avenue, New York City, between 1900 and 1905. Detroit Publishing Company, publisher. LOC original medium: 8 x 10 in. glass negative.

Step In, Have Your Head Read: 1937

Step In, Have Your Head Read: 1937

Movie theatre with posters, phrenologist & palm reader, and men's hat store, Washington, D.C.. Photo taken in 1937 by photographer John Vachon. FSA / OWI Photograph Collection. LOC original medium: 35 mm nitrate negative.

Buck Jones in Hello Trouble: 1937

Buck Jones in Hello Trouble: 1937

Midcity theater, Washington, D.C.. Great old photo with vintage western movie posters. The name on the window above the Midcity sign to the right is S. H. Dudley, producer and promoter. Sherman H. Dudley was an African American actor, developed the first black vaudeville circuit, produced minstrel shows and owned theaters.

Overturned D.C. Streetcar: 1919

Overturned D.C. Streetcar: 1919

Washington, D.C. streetcar on its side, 1919. Harris & Ewing, photographer. LOC original medium: glass negative.

Farragut Ferry of the Fulton Ferry Fleet: 1895

Farragut Ferry of the Fulton Ferry Fleet: 1895

Ferry boat Farragut of the Fulton Ferry Line, near the Brooklyn Bridge in the East River, New York, N.Y., between 1895 and 1910. LOC original medium: 8 x 10 in. glass negative.

Corner of King and Yonge: 1900

Corner of King and Yonge: 1900

Animated street scene of King Street, Toronto, Canada looking east from Yonge Street. Photo taken in 1900 showing streetcars, men on bicycles and women in Victorian dresses. Photograph by Underwood & Underwood. LOC original medium: photographic print on stereograph card.

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