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Amazing images reveal old charm of New York City

Last updated on: August 30, 2012 08:38 IST

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New York is the most populous city in the United States and the centre of the New York Metropolitan Area, one of the most populous metropolitan areas in the world.

The city is referred to as New York City or The City of New York to distinguish it from the State of New York, of which it is a part.

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Image: The Brooklyn Bridge and Manhattan Bridge is seen from the 90th storey of One World Trade Center in New York.
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Partially coloured engraving from 1853 shows the southern end of Manhattan Island from across the East River as a thriving port city and commercial hub of the colony of New York, from a much larger original dated March 25, 1746.

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View of the settlement and harbor of New York shows docks and ships along the bustling waterfront three years after it was acquired by the English from the Dutch, 1667.

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Engraving shows the earliest view of what will someday be Lower Manhattan in New York City and includes several groups of Indians paddling canoes, Dutch sailing ships and rowboats, a fort, a windmill, and a small group of buildings in the settlement, 1626. The superscript reads 'Fort Nieuw Amsterdam op de Manhatans' [Fort New Amsterdam on the Manhattan].

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Colonists protest the Stamp Act imposed by England on the American colonies and hold aloft a banner, 'Englands Folly, Americas Ruin,' in New York, November 1, 1765.

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Luna Park on Coney Island, New York, is lit up at night and advertising the attractions of the 'Human Dynamo', 1890.

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The start, on Broadway, of the 19,000km race from New York City to Paris. The five cars lined-up are (left to right) the Dion, the Sizaire and Naudin, the Zust, the Motobloc, and the Thomson, with the Protos waiting to line-up behind them. Original Publication: L'Illustration - publication 1908.

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The baseball team of Barnard College, a women's college in New York City, in training on campus, circa 1925.

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A view of New York City, 1780.

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The city of New York, with Castle Williams and Governors Island on the bottom right, and Battery Park and Castle Clinton in the centre, 1855. An engraving by Cheltnam.

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Women working in the wiring hall of a hat factory, New York City, 1863.

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Traders outside the New York Stock Exchange, 1863.

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A campaign meeting in support of Democratic presidential nominee George B McClellan in Union Square, New York, 1864. McClellan, a former Civil War general, lost to Abraham Lincoln in that year's presidential election.

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In a Currier & Ives print titled 'Central-Park, Winter; The Skating Pond,' couples, individuals, and children skate on a pond, New York, New York, 1863. The nearer building at the right is a changing room while the other (with the flags) is a restaurant and saloon.

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Engraving of a busy Fulton Fish Market, between Fulton and Beekman Streets, New York City, circa 1865. Originally published in Frank Leslie's Weekly.

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A Currier & Ives print of a general view of Central Park, showing people strolling on paths and horse & carriage riders, circa 1875.

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A crowd stands on the early foundations of the Brooklyn Bridge in New York, September 21, 1872.

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Farrington crossing the span, about 486 metres, during the construction of the Brooklyn Bridge which spans the East River between Brooklyn and Manhattan in New York, 1874. Original Artwork: Engraving by Snyder from Harpers New Monthly Magazine.

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The Brooklyn Bridge under construction. The four main cables of the bridge were made up of 5,000 strands of steel wire, held by steel-link eyebars foreground, 1877. A group of men stand on a cable, a sign says 'Safe for only 25 men at one time. Do not walk close together, nor run, jump or trot. Break step!'.

The engineer John A. Roebling was killed during the work leaving his son Washingon to finish the bridge.

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New Yorkers walk down The Mall in Central Park, near the Fifth Avenue entrance, 1870s.

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Train rides over elevated tracks past the Jefferson Market courthouse on Sixth Avenue, Greenwich Village, New York City, circa 1880.

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A view of cabins in Central Park, New York City, late 19th century.

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Broad Street in New York on a quiet day, 1880.

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Brooklyn Bridge, designed by American engineer John Augustus Roebling, which spans over the East River between Brooklyn and Manhattan, 1880. Original Artwork: After a photograph by Theodore Gubelman.

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View of traffic, pedestrians and stores on Broadway, looking north from below Howard Street in Manhattan, New York, New York, 1880.

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A steam locomotive pushes carriages along an elevated section, 'Coenties Slip', of the New York railway system, 1884.

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Immigrants sit on benches with their luggage at Castle Garden, the island used for processing immigrants between 1855 and 1890 prior to the development of Ellis Island, New York City, 1880s.

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People walk and ride carriages near the arch, covered in papier-mache wreaths, garlands of flowers, and American flags, in Washington Square Park during the celebration of the centennial of George Washington's inauguration, New York, New York, April 30, 1889.

This arch, made of wood and plaster, was designed by architect Stanford White for the celebration, and the final marble version, also designed by White, was commissioned two days later.

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Exterior of Tammany Hall, right, and the Academy of Music on East 14th Street, New York City, circa 1889.

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Fifth Avenue and Madison Square, New York, 1895.


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