Christmas in New York: Rare Photos from Turn of the Century

It was a time when William McKinely was finishing up his tenure as President of the United States and Theodore Roosevelt was starting his. It was a time when our families were stepping off the boats to start their life anew in a foreign city. A time before The Great War gripped the nation at its core.

These are rare photographs from the early 1900s depicting captured moments of Christmas in New York City; pictures of a long forgotten era.

Christmas in New York: Rare Photos from Turn of the Century

Santa Claus and Salvation Army musicians entertaining children on N.Y.C. street (Library of Congress)

Christmas in New York: Rare Photos from Turn of the Century

Christmas – Christmas peddler (Library of Congress)

Christmas in New York: Rare Photos from Turn of the Century

Christmas tree market, New York City (Library of Congress)

Christmas in New York: Rare Photos from Turn of the Century

Vendor of Christmas toys, 6th Ave., New York (Library of Congress)

Christmas in New York: Rare Photos from Turn of the Century

Christmas shoppers, window shopping, New York (Library of Congress)

Christmas in New York: Rare Photos from Turn of the Century

Taking home baskets, Salvation Army Christmas dinner, New York (Library of Congress)

Christmas in New York: Rare Photos from Turn of the Century

Women carrying baskets – Salvation Army Christmas dinner, New York (Library of Congress)

Christmas in New York: Rare Photos from Turn of the Century

Christmas toys (Library of Congress)

Christmas in New York: Rare Photos from Turn of the Century

Christmas Card vendor, New York (Library of Congress)

Christmas in New York: Rare Photos from Turn of the Century

Interior of St. Patrick’s Cathedral, during services at Christmas time (Library of Congress)

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