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Black-and-white historical streetscape and skyline photographs of major American cities from the 1900s, 1910s, 1920s and 1930s. New York, Washington D.C., Boston, Philadelphia, Chicago and more.

  • Albany Armory: 1905

    Albany

    Street scenes and cityscapes in the state capital of Albany, New York.

    11 photos in this gallery

    Last updated: Tue, 06/02/2020 - 2:55pm

  • Lunchbox Brigade: 1941

    Ambridge

    The factory town of Ambridge, Pennsylvania.

    13 photos in this gallery

    Last updated: Sun, 02/16/2020 - 12:11pm

  • Asbury Park Boardwalk: 1905

    Asbury Park

    The seaside resort of Asbury Park, New Jersey.

    12 photos in this gallery

    Last updated: Tue, 11/27/2012 - 8:19am

  • Ladies vs. Tomboys: 1955

    Atlanta

    Atlanta, Georgia, street scenes and cityscapes.

    24 photos in this gallery

    Last updated: Mon, 06/22/2020 - 2:52pm

  • The Alamac: 1913

    Atlantic City

    Atlantic City, New Jersey, and the Jersey Shore, along with the Boardwalk and its famous piers -- the Steel Pier, Steeplechase Pier, Young's Million-Dollar Pier, New Garden Pier and Auditorium Pier. Giant fire-prone hotels include the Chalfonte, Traymore, Marlborough-Blenheim and Islesworth Gardens.

    132 photos in this gallery

    Last updated: Thu, 01/30/2020 - 12:27pm

  • Off the Deep End: 1961

    Baltimore

    The Charm City from the turn of the century to the 1940s, with landmarks including Johns Hopkins University, Lexington Market and Light Street. Photos from the Great Baltimore Fire of 1904.

    76 photos in this gallery

    Last updated: Sun, 08/25/2019 - 2:08pm

  • Sloss Benzol: 1935

    Birmingham

    Birmingham, Alabama, street scenes and cityscapes.

    29 photos in this gallery

    Last updated: Mon, 09/02/2019 - 6:16pm

  • Ames Higher: 1902

    Boston

    Boston, Massachusetts, street scenes and cityscapes.

    146 photos in this gallery

    Last updated: Tue, 07/28/2020 - 8:43am

  • American Gothic: 1940

    Brockton

    Brockton, Massachusetts, street scenes and cityscapes.

    6 photos in this gallery

    Last updated: Fri, 05/05/2017 - 4:02pm

  • Postal Bestiary: 1905

    Buffalo NY

    Buffalo, New York, street scenes, waterways and cityscapes.

    53 photos in this gallery

    Last updated: Wed, 07/22/2020 - 4:03pm

  • Garden of Souls: 1910

    Charleston

    Charleston, South Carolina, street scenes and cityscapes.

    66 photos in this gallery

    Last updated: Thu, 05/07/2020 - 1:23pm

  • The Singing Valise: 1922

    Chicago

    Windy City landmarks including Michigan Avenue, Marshall Field's department store, the Chicago River, Grant Park, State Street, Van Buren Station and the Proviso Yard.

    305 photos in this gallery

    Last updated: Sat, 07/18/2020 - 4:14pm

  • Music Hall: 1906

    Cincinnati Photos

    Cincinnati photos and historic images from the turn of the century. Landmarks include Eden Park, the Price Hill Incline, Central Union Station, Mount Adams and the Ohio River. Cincinnati photos can be purchase as fine-art prints.

    81 photos in this gallery

    Last updated: Mon, 07/08/2019 - 10:28am

  • Up in Ohio: 1910

    Cleveland

    Cleveland photos and historic images from the turn of the century. Landmarks include Public Square, League Park, the Colonial Arcade, Gordon Park and Lake Erie. Cleveland photos can be purchase as fine-art prints.

    81 photos in this gallery

    Last updated: Sat, 05/09/2020 - 3:01pm

  • Two Bits: 1940

    Columbus, Ga.

    79 photos in this gallery

    Last updated: Mon, 01/20/2020 - 7:07pm

  • Lux Luna: 1905

    Coney Island

    Historic Luna Park photos and Coney Island photos. This gallery includes photos of many famous Coney Island and Luna Park attractions. Coney Island photos can be purchased as fine-art prints.

    69 photos in this gallery

    Last updated: Wed, 04/24/2019 - 11:19am

  • Poolchritude: 1942

    D.C.

    Hundreds of Washington, D.C., photos showing the Capitol, White House, Pennsylvania Avenue, Washington Monument, Smithsonian Institution, Union Station, Patent Office, National Mall, Bolling Field, Lincoln Memorial, Old Post Office and other landmarks in the nation's capital, from the Civil War to World War 2.

    3017 photos in this gallery

    Last updated: Sat, 07/11/2020 - 9:59am

  • Cadillac Corner: 1906

    Detroit Photos

    Landmarks including the Wayne County Building, Detroit City Hall, Hotel Pontchartrain, Ford Building, Dime Bank, Detroit Post Office, Woodward Avenue, the Campus Martius and Cadillac Square. Telling the story of the city from the turn of the century to the 1940s, these Detroit photos can be purchased as fine-art prints.

    340 photos in this gallery

    Last updated: Sun, 07/26/2020 - 1:20pm

  • A Coaching Party: 1904

    Duluth

    Duluth, Minnesota, street scenes and cityscapes.

    22 photos in this gallery

    Last updated: Fri, 07/31/2020 - 11:06am

  • Joy Boys: 1940

    Florida

    Vintage views of the Sunshine State.

    309 photos in this gallery

    Last updated: Wed, 08/05/2020 - 2:22pm

  • Duck Farm: 1900

    Grosse Ile

    Grosse Ile, Michigan. Summer playground of the Detroit aristocracy.

    8 photos in this gallery

    Last updated: Sat, 01/03/2015 - 3:20pm

  • Muelle Paula: 1904

    Havana

    Photos taken in and around Havana, Cuba.

    10 photos in this gallery

    Last updated: Tue, 05/12/2020 - 10:46am

  • Gypsy Camp: 1901

    Hot Springs

    Hot Springs, Arkansas

    13 photos in this gallery

    Last updated: Tue, 08/20/2019 - 11:23pm

  • Gargantua: 1904

    Indianapolis

    Indianapolis, Indiana, street scenes and cityscapes.

    38 photos in this gallery

    Last updated: Fri, 05/15/2020 - 4:21pm

  • Hotel Aragon: 1905

    Jacksonville

    Jacksonville, Florida, street scenes and cityscapes.

    27 photos in this gallery

    Last updated: Tue, 05/19/2020 - 11:50am

  • Grand Avenue: 1908

    Kansas City MO

    Kansas City, Missouri, street scenes and cityscapes.

    12 photos in this gallery

    Last updated: Wed, 02/08/2017 - 2:55pm

  • Churchville: 1905

    Knoxville

    Knoxville, Tennessee, street scenes and cityscapes.

    16 photos in this gallery

    Last updated: Mon, 05/14/2018 - 6:08pm

  • New Capital: 1910

    Little Rock

    Little Rock, Arkansas, street scenes and cityscapes. Little Rock City Hall and the Pulaski County Courthouse.

    14 photos in this gallery

    Last updated: Fri, 11/20/2015 - 11:08am

  • Pacific Mutual: 1909

    Los Angeles

    Los Angeles photos and historic images from the turn of the century. Los Angeles photos can be purchase as fine-art prints.

    51 photos in this gallery

    Last updated: Wed, 05/06/2020 - 2:23pm

  • Hepmobile: 1940

    Louisville

    Louisville, Kentucky, street scenes and cityscapes.

    29 photos in this gallery

    Last updated: Wed, 11/06/2019 - 5:43pm

  • Bear With Me: 1956

    Memphis

    Memphis, Tennessee, street scenes and cityscapes.

    40 photos in this gallery

    Last updated: Sun, 10/21/2018 - 11:06am

  • Masts Over Miami: 1905

    Miami

    Landmarks including Biscayne Bay, the Miami River and Henry Flagler's resort hotels.

    39 photos in this gallery

    Last updated: Tue, 05/19/2020 - 6:43pm

  • MILW: 1941

    Milwaukee

    Milwaukee, Wisconsin, street scenes and cityscapes.

    28 photos in this gallery

    Last updated: Sat, 04/11/2020 - 8:22pm

  • Ghost Leg Crossing: 1905

    Minneapolis-St. Paul

    Minneapolis-St. Paul street scenes and cityscapes.

    46 photos in this gallery

    Last updated: Sun, 08/02/2020 - 2:55pm

  • Stations of the Cross: 1910

    Mobile

    Mobile, Alabama, street scenes and cityscapes.

    30 photos in this gallery

    Last updated: Mon, 05/14/2018 - 11:28am

  • Municipal Montgomery: 1943

    Montgomery

    Montgomery, Alabama, street scenes and cityscapes.

    11 photos in this gallery

    Last updated: Sun, 10/08/2017 - 3:21pm

  • Father Time: 1940

    Nashville

    Nashville, Tennessee, street scenes and cityscapes.

    14 photos in this gallery

    Last updated: Tue, 01/21/2020 - 4:21pm

  • Organ Meet: 1924

    New Orleans

    New Orleans, Louisiana, street scenes and cityscapes.

    141 photos in this gallery

    Last updated: Tue, 05/05/2020 - 3:46pm

  • Vivian Slippers: 1957

    New Zealand

    Images from the National Library of New Zealand online digital archive.

    72 photos in this gallery

    Last updated: Mon, 06/12/2017 - 9:08am

  • The Cotton Docks: 1905

    Norfolk

    Norfolk, Virginia, street scenes and cityscapes.

    11 photos in this gallery

    Last updated: Wed, 03/04/2020 - 9:00pm

  • Check It Out: 1907

    NYC

    Landmarks in Manhattan, the Bronx, Brooklyn, Staten Island, Queens and New York Harbor including the Statue of Liberty, Times Square, Singer Building, Chrysler Building, Empire State Building, RCA Building ("30 Rock"), Rockefeller Center, Seagram Building, Woolworth Building, Metropolitan Life tower, Flatiron Building, Central Park, Union Square, Brooklyn Bridge, 59th Street Bridge, Williamsburg Bridge and Manhattan Bridge. Telling the story of the city from before the turn of the century through the 1940s, these New York photos can be purchased as fine-art prints.

    1247 photos in this gallery

    Last updated: Fri, 07/24/2020 - 11:23am

  • Water Boys: 1939

    OKC

    Oklahoma City photos.

    28 photos in this gallery

    Last updated: Sun, 01/19/2020 - 8:24pm

  • Best Domestic Coal: 1938

    Omaha

    "Gateway to the West," the Big O is the largest city in Nebraska.

    43 photos in this gallery

    Last updated: Sun, 08/09/2020 - 8:41pm

  • High Finance: 1910

    Pensacola

    Pensacola, Florida, street scenes and cityscapes.

    12 photos in this gallery

    Last updated: Sun, 12/10/2017 - 8:57pm

  • Day Trippers: 1906

    Petoskey

    Petoskey, Michigan, bustling metropolis of the Lower Peninsula.

    10 photos in this gallery

    Last updated: Wed, 04/20/2016 - 12:16pm

  • Heavy Man: 1905

    Philadelphia

    Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, street scenes and cityscapes.

    110 photos in this gallery

    Last updated: Fri, 05/22/2020 - 8:03pm

  • Craig & Keele: 1940

    Pie Town

    39 photos in this gallery

    Last updated: Thu, 08/06/2020 - 6:28pm

  • Our Lady of the Ascension: 1941

    Pittsburgh

    Landmarks include steel mills, the Monongahela and Allegheny rivers, Mount Washington, Smithfield Street, Pan Handle Bridge, Point Bridge, Duquesne Incline and Wabash Station.

    100 photos in this gallery

    Last updated: Wed, 07/08/2020 - 10:47am

  • Urban Oasis: 1905

    Providence

    Providence, Rhode Island, street scenes and cityscapes.

    20 photos in this gallery

    Last updated: Thu, 05/28/2020 - 11:40am

  • Dynasty: 1942

    Puerto Rico

    Photos taken by Jack Delano in Puerto Rico in 1942 for the Office of War Information. He liked the island so much he ended up moving there.

    31 photos in this gallery

    Last updated: Fri, 03/29/2019 - 10:38am

  • Steeple City: 1905

    Richmond

    Richmond, Virginia, street scenes and cityscapes.

    43 photos in this gallery

    Last updated: Fri, 05/22/2020 - 9:57am

  • Street Smarty: 1908

    Rochester

    Rochester, New York, street scenes and cityscapes.

    41 photos in this gallery

    Last updated: Tue, 07/28/2020 - 8:39am

  • Free to Visitors: 1906

    Salem

    Salem, Massachusetts. Photos of historic structures including the Salem Witch House and House of Seven Gables.

    15 photos in this gallery

    Last updated: Tue, 03/24/2015 - 7:59pm

  • Rolling Cole: 1925

    San Francisco

    San Francisco, California, street scenes and cityscapes. Aftermath of the 1906 earthquake and fire.

    498 photos in this gallery

    Last updated: Sun, 07/19/2020 - 3:29pm

  • A Day at the Races: 1912

    Saratoga Springs

    The resort town of Saratoga Springs, New York, nexus of horse racing and mineral water.

    9 photos in this gallery

    Last updated: Tue, 08/14/2018 - 10:46am

  • IN Side Out: 1906

    Savannah

    Savannah, Georgia, street scenes and cityscapes.

    46 photos in this gallery

    Last updated: Wed, 01/29/2020 - 6:00pm

  • Nay Aug Tunnel: 1900

    Scranton

    The rail hub of Scranton, Pennsylvania.

    9 photos in this gallery

    Last updated: Mon, 12/17/2018 - 11:38am

  • North From Olive: 1900

    St. Louis

    St. Louis, Missouri, street scenes and cityscapes.

    36 photos in this gallery

    Last updated: Fri, 05/05/2017 - 12:27pm

  • Central Tech: 1904

    Syracuse

    Syracuse, New York, street scenes and cityscapes.

    26 photos in this gallery

    Last updated: Thu, 07/30/2020 - 11:54am

  • Oh! Toledo!

    Toledo

    Toledo, Ohio, street scenes and cityscapes. Industrial facilities along the Maumee River.

    33 photos in this gallery

    Last updated: Mon, 05/25/2020 - 2:26pm

  • The Olbiston: 1906

    Utica

    Utica, New York, street scenes and cityscapes.

    13 photos in this gallery

    Last updated: Mon, 05/25/2020 - 6:33pm

  • Municipal Angels: 1906

    Vicksburg

    Vicksburg, Mississippi, street scenes and cityscapes.

    17 photos in this gallery

    Last updated: Mon, 04/03/2017 - 1:25pm

  • While We're Young: 1910

    Walkerville

    Walkerville, Ontario, street scenes and cityscapes. Grounds and facilities of Hiram Walker & Sons, Distillers.

    7 photos in this gallery

    Last updated: Wed, 01/03/2018 - 5:07pm

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