And to think that it happened on Mulberry Street

(With apologies to Theodore Geisel.)

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This 1900 Photocrom was taken on Mulberry Street in New York City. My grandparents immigrated to New York from Italy separately and met here; they arrived in around 1900. (Click the photo for a full-size version).

Pasquale & Maria

This is the kind of scene that would have greeted them; the detail is incredible. Notice the young chap in the foreground enjoying a beer.

Posted at /r/HistoryPorn by user The OneInThe Hat. Based on the addresses visible in the photos, he or she was also able to get a street view of the same perspective:

Mulberry

What a change in 113 years. I wonder what the area will look like in 2126?

The Old Wolf has spoken.

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