Manhattan Christmas shopping 100 years ago: PHOTOS

Christmas 1910
Christmas 1910

Manhattan has changed a lot over the last century, but judging from the crowds, street peddlers and the toy store displays in these photos from 1910, Christmas shopping isn’t so different today. Here’s a holiday blast from the past via Ephemeral NY. 

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A delivery truck loaded down with Christmas presents

 

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A street vendor

 

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A Santa soliciting change for charity in Midtown

 

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Kids looking at a toy display

 

 

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Street peddlers on Sixth Avenue

 

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The old B. Altman department store building on Fifth Avenue and 34th Street

 

 

[Ephemeral NY] Christopher Cameron

 

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