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Another view of Mott Street in New York's Little Italy (now Chinatown) circa 1910. The building in the middle, 156 Mott, with the Italian pharmacy, is now the Foot Reflexology Center in this Google Street View. The address on the right, 156 Mott, is now just two stories. Most of the basement entrances have been covered. 8x10 glass negative, George Grantham Bain Collection. View full size.
Marion Gaynor, daughter of New York Mayor William J. Gaynor, and her pet crow "Pete" circa 1910. View full size. 8x10 glass negative, George Grantham Bain Collection. Marion, an animal lover whose first of four marriages came when she was 16, died after a train hit her car at a Long Island grade crossing in 1944.