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Old New York, part 1

These photos go from 1856 through 1905, which makes them all in the public domain with no restrictions for their use.
1856 - Stuyvesant Street 1864 - Booth brothers on stage together 1865 - Hudson Street c. 1868 - Charles Dickens 1870 - Belvedere Castle in Central Park
1870-1877 - Brooklyn Bridge under construction 1872 - Poet Walt Whitman 1875 - Croton Reservoir, 5th Avenue and 42nd Street 1875 - Broadway, looking south from Park Place 1878-79 - Brooklyn Bridge under construction
1880 - Ella Wesner, male impersonator 1880's - Bellevue Hospital nurses 1880's - Woman with a baby 1883 - Wall Street 1885 - Face of the Statue of Liberty, not yet in place
1885 - West Street 1888 - Bandits' Roost 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 - Street children 1890's - Pottery class at Pratt Institute, Brooklyn 1893 - Vanderbilt mansion 1894 - Bethesda Fountain, Central Park
1894 - Shacks on 5th Avenue and 101st Street 1894 - Ambrose Park, Brooklyn 1895 - Bellevue Hospital Ambulance 1895 - Herald Square 1895 - Rowing on the Harlem River
1895 - U.S.S. Maine 1896 - Shanties on West 62nd Street, near Broadway 1896 - Shoeshine boys 1896 - Art class 1896 - Policeman
c. 1896 - William Gillette in his play Secret Service 1896 - 5th Avenue bus 1897 - Brooklyn trolleys 1897 - Anna Held 1897 - Policeman and street musician
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
c. 1900 - The Bowery near Grand Street 1900 - Organ grinder on the Lower East Side 1900 - Immigrants at Battery Park 1900 - West Street c. 1900 - Ferry boat
1900 - Peanut stand, West 42nd Street 1900 - Free ice 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 c. 1900 - 23rd Street at 5th Avenue and Broadway
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 - Outside the Harlem Opera House, West 125th Street
1900 - Recreation dock 1900 - On the water c. 1900 - Fulton Ferry Terminal with horse-drawn streetcars 1900 - Coney Island 1900 - Mary Gish carries daughter Dorothy and holds Lillian by the hand
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 - In line to get coal
1902 - Evicted, Lower East Side 1902-1914 - Row of outhouses (in the snow) 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 - New York-Brooklyn Terminal at Brooklyn side 1903 - Life on the street 1903 - Dinner on horseback
1903 - Hester Street 1903 - New York Times building under construction 1903 - Grand Central Station, 42nd Street 1903 - Newsstand 1903 - Metropolitan Museum of Art
1903 - Coney Island c. 1904 - Tourist bus 1904 - Goat carriages in Central Park 1904 - Carpenter at 7th Avenue and 30th Street 1904 - Fifth Avenue on a winter morning
c. 1904 - After a snow storm 1904 - Stage door on West 44th Street 1904 - Williams and Walker 1904 - John, Ethel, and Lionel Barrymore 1904 - In costume
1904 - Teachers College gym 1904 - Grand Central Station 1904 - Subway under construction 1904 - City Hall subway station, pre-opening 1904 - Pony rides at Coney Island, Brooklyn
1905 - Luna Park, Coney Island, Brooklyn c. 1905 - City Hall Post Office c. 1905 - Bridge of Sighs 1905 - Jefferson Market Courthouse 1905 - Madison Square Park
1905 - 5th Avenue at 27th Street 1905 - Flatiron building in winter 1905 - 5th Avenue at 27th Street with snow 1905 - Piers at the end of Wall Street c. 1905 - Banana docks
1905 - Banana boat at the dock 1905 - Nassau Street 1905 - City Hall Park and Park Row 1905 - Funeral procession on Mott Street c. 1905 - Clothesline jungle
1905 - Flower market on Union Square 1905 - Times Square c. 1905 - Saturday matinee at the Casino Theatre 1905 - Carnegie Mansion,  2 East 91st Street at Fifth Avenue Carnegie Mansion interior
1905 - Looking for lost luggage 1905 - Albanian woman from Italy c. 1905 - Elevated railway c. 1905 - An attraction called Fighting the Flames, Coney Island, Brooklyn c. 1905 - Miniature railway, Coney Island
1905 - Helter Skelter Slide, Coney Island c. 1905 - Two strings to her beaux, Coney Island