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Old New York, part 1

As far as I can determine, all these photos are in the public domain as they were all taken before 1923 and have no other restrictions for their use.
1856 - Stuyvesant Street 1864 - Booth brothers on stage together 1865 - Hudson Street 1870 - Belvedere Castle in Central Park 1872 - Poet Walt Whitman
1875 - Croton Reservoir, 5th Avenue and 42nd Street 1878-79 - Brooklyn Bridge under construction 1880's - Bellevue Hospital nurses 1883 - Wall Street 1885 - Face of the Statue of Liberty, not yet in place
1885 - West Street 1888 - Central Park 1888 - Blizzard known as The Great White Hurricane 1889 - Original Washington Square Arch, looking uptown 1892 - Washington Square Arch, looking downtown
1890's - Outside a bar 1890's - Coney Island lifeguard (right) 1890's - Police Commissioner, and future president, Theodore Teddy Roosevelt 1890 - Tenements, Gold Street, Brooklyn 1890 - Class in a condemned school
1890's - Pottery class at Pratt Institute, Brooklyn 1893 - Vanderbilt mansion 1894 - Ambrose Park, Brooklyn 1894 - Shacks on 5th Avenue and 101st Street 1895 - Bellevue Hospital Ambulance
1895 - Herald Square 1895 - Rowing on the Harlem River 1895 - U.S.S. Maine 1896 - Art class 1896 - Shoeshine boys
1896 - 5th Avenue bus 1897 - Brooklyn trolleys 1898 - Instructor and bather, Midland Beach, Staten Island 1898 - Coenties Slip 1898 - Pell Street, Chinatown
1898 - Greeley Square 1898 - Lillian Russell, actress and long time mistress of Diamond Jim Brady 1898 - Peddlers at 6th Avenue and 34th Street 1899 - Winter 1899 - Lower Broadway
1899 - Police parade up Broadway 1899 - Crossing 7th Avenue at 116th Street 1900 - Organ grinder on the Lower East Side 1900 - Immigrants at Battery Park 1900 - Free ice
1900 - Peanut stand, West 42nd Street 1900 - Girls in nursing class, Lower East Side 1900 - Boys in toy making class, Lower East Side 1900 - Clam seller at Mulberry Bend 1900 - Buying bread on Mulberry Street
1900 - Mulberry Street 1900 - Tenement inspection 1900 - Broadway Athletic Club 1900 - Ball team c. 1900 - Chinese Opera House
1900 - Horsecar on Bleecker Street 1900 - Handsome cab for hire 1900 - Carriages waiting at Madison Square 1900 - Easter Parade on 5th Avenue 1900 - Copyists in the Metropolitan Museum of Art
1900 - Stagecoach on upper 5th Avenue 1900 - Harlem River Speedway c. 1900 - Fulton Ferry Terminal with horse-drawn streetcars 1900 - Coney Island c. 1900 - 5th Avenue
1900's - Police on parade 1900's - Immigrant family on Ellis Island 1901 - Williamsburg Bridge 1901 - South Street Seaport 1901 - Graduation ceremony at Columbia University
1901 - Ethel Barrymore in Captain Jinks of the Horse Marines 1901 - Lifeguard on Parkway (now Brighton)  Beach 1902 - Sheep Meadow, Central Park 1902 - Evicted, Lower East Side 1902 - Flatiron Building going up
1902 - The Gibson Girl 1903 - Elevated train tracks in January 1903 - Wall Street, looking west to Trinity Church 1903 - City Hall 1903 - Life on the street
1903 - Hester Street 1903 - New York Times building under construction 1903 - Newsstand 1903 - Metropolitan Museum of Art 1903 - Coney Island
1904 - Goat carriages in Central Park 1904 - Carpenter at 7th Avenue and 30th Street 1904 - Stage door on West 44th Street 1904 - Williams and Walker 1904 - John, Ethel, and Lionel Barrymore
1904 - Teachers College gym 1904 - Subway under construction 1904 - City Hall subway station, pre-opening 1904 - Grand Central Station 1905 - Nassau Street
1905 - Piers at the end of Wall Street