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Mulberry Market: 1905

Mulberry Market: 1905

Circa 1905. "Italian neighborhood with street market -- Mulberry Street, New York." 5x7 inch dry plate glass negative, Detroit Publishing Company. View full size.

 

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Below is (almost) the same view from September of 2004. Unfortunately, I was about 20 feet too far to the north when I took it.

My favorite movie

This reminds of The Godfather Part 2, street scenes with Robert De Niro. Vito Corleone meets the Black Hand.

White Wing

Right in the middle of the pic is a New York Department of Sanitation street sweeper -- they were called called "White Wings". The first mechanical street sweeper built by Elgin Sweeper Co. was called the White Wing in honor of these gentlemen.

And to think that it happened on Mulberry Street

I can't help but think of the Dr. Seuss book about Mulberry Street. It almost seems possible in this crowded scene.

Horse Apples

Free! (Just have to sweep them up yourself.)

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