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All Along the El: 1900

All Along the El: 1900

Manhattan circa 1900. "The Bowery, New York." The tracks of the Third Avenue El passing the Bowery Savings Bank. 8x10 inch glass negative. View full size.


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Casperfeld & Cleveland

From The World, December 14, 1894. "We have the largest stock of diamonds in the world. You can save 50 per cent by purchasing diamonds from us. We are the original diamond cutters in this country. We cut the prices of diamonds, and this is the only diamond cutting the purchasers appreciate. During the panic we bought diamonds for spot cash at our own price, and, combined with our very low rent and moderate expense, that is why we can and are selling at such phenomenally low prices. For the price of car fare you can behold the grandest display of diamonds and watches you ever saw, and feast your eyes upon diamonds to the value of millions of dollars."

Forney-type Steam Locomotive

This is a Forney-type steam locomotive which does not have a separate tender for the coal bunker and the water tank.

Instead, the coal and water are carried on an extension of the locomotive frame. The extension is supported by a swiveling truck.

This swiveling truck is quite different from the trailing truck seen on more conventional steam locomotives.

El gone, bankers too.

Now it is a wedding venue.

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