New York City from 1900 to 1905

1900: Mulberry Street Markets

Vendors line up on Mulberry Street and draw a large crowd of shoppers taking advantage of the open-air market.

1902: Main Hall at Ellis Island's Immigration Station

Interior view of immigrants seated on long benches and awaiting processing at the Main Hall of the Immigration Station at Ellis Island

1904: Immigrants at Ellis Island, New York Harbor

Immigrants waiting to be processed at the Immigration Building located on Ellis Island. New York had become a Wonder City and beacon of hope for people all over the world.

1902: Immigrants Being Served a Free Meal at Ellis Island

The facility at Ellis Island was equipped with a dining hall which was often used to provide free food for weary travelers after their long voyage.

1902: Money Exchange at Ellis Island's Immigrant Station

Immigrants ready for travel with baggages lined up at teller’s windows marked money exchange.

1902: Ellis Island Immigrants Bound For Manhattan

A line of immigrants has passed all phases of inspection at Ellis Island and await the ferry to Manhattan where they will begin their new lives.

1902: Immigrant Station at Ellis Island

An exterior perspective of Immigration Station at Ellis Island, with ferry docked at the adjacent pier.

1900: Piers at the Foot of Wall Street

A photograph of the piers at Wall Street with two large boats docked and a Colgate carriage with horses parked on the promenade.

1900: Mulberry Street in Little Italy

A picture of pedestrians on Mulberry Street, located in the heart of a bustling Italian neighborhood.

1900: Peanut Stand at West 42nd Street

A pair of children purchasing snacks from a streetside peanut vendor on West 42nd Street.

1901: Beggar Receiving Money

A beggar with an eyepatch and facial scars receives money from a passing pedestrian.

1900: Easter Flower Market on Union Square

Photograph of a man selling flowers to customers, framed by large bouquets against the iconic backdrop of the surrounding buildings.

1900: Italian Watchmaker's Shop in Manhattan

Photograph of an Italian watchmaker’s shop. An older woman reads the newspaper as a pedestrian observes.

1900: Buying Easter Flowers in Union Square, New York

A woman buys flowers from a vendor in Union Square, surrounded by local children.

1900: Blind Beggar on a New York Street

A blind vagrant panhandling in front of a building. Homelessness would become a growing issue during this era with the emergence of a new industrial working class.


New York City's Prehistoric Roots

Learn all about NYC’s fascinating past by exploring the natural forces that shaped the environment and landscape, along with the people who would transform the “Island of Many Hills” into the greatest and most influential city in the world.


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