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RARE photos reveal how people used to travel

Last updated on: March 9, 2012 11:36 IST

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There was a time when people used to travel by horse-driven carriages, not by cars and buses.

Let's take a look at how people used to travel in late 1800s and early 1900s, according to Business Insider.

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In 1897, horse-drawn wagons and carriages were the main form of transportation, but electric trolley cars served as public transportation.

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On Easter morning in 1900, mostly horse drawn carriages fill the street, but two motor cars can be seen here.

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Even in 1900 it was possible to commit a traffic violation. This car is being stopped by a police man on a bicycle.

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In 1904, the Eighth Avenue trolley in New York.

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Pickwick stages, counterparts of modern day buses, outside Union Station, Los Angeles, awaiting passengers bound for southern California in 1920.

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In 1933, city officials inspect a New York City subway car newly equipped with ventilating devices that operate while the car's windows are closed.

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An aerial view of a traffic jam on 14th Street and Wall in Washington, DC in 1937.

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New York City's Sixth Avenue elevated railway and the crowded street below, circa 1940.

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Five steam locomotives, side by side, outbound from Chicago at dusk in 1940.

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Rear view of an Oklahoma car, passing through Amarillo, Texas, on its way west, in 1941.

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The ferryboat Dongan Hills, filled with commuters, about to dock at a New York City pier, circa 1945.

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A grandmother amuses her young companion in the waiting room of the Greyhound Bus Station in New York City in July 1947.

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Very complicated 1947 street signs in Washington, DC.

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