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8 images of NYC in the early 1900s

By: Shea Gunther on Feb. 22, 2012, 8:06 a.m.
Newstand in New York City in 1900

Photo: Detroit Publishing Company/Wikimedia Commons

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This photo taken in 1902 shows that as much as things change, they tend to stay the same. Sure, we may dress differently now and there's certainly a lot less horse manure to be found on the street, but it's easy to see the similarities. Then, as now, it seems like every flat surface that could catch a pedestrian’s eye was covered in ads.