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Streetscape and Townscape of Metropolitan New York City, 1860-1942

Several hundred prints and photographs offering the complete content of a wide range of selected image collections and illustrated monographs: Hudson River mansions, including Washington Irving's home and vicinity in the 1860s; street views by Alice Austen from 1896; a panorama of Fifth Avenue from 1911, and more.

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Alice Austen, 1866-1952. Double-decker bus. Digital ID: 79759 Alice Austen, 1866-1952. Double-decker bus. Digital ID: 79759

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