Here are some of the most iconic American cities, now bustling centers of commerce, entertainment, fashion, and media. They were important in these regards back in the day, too, but by the looks of these photos you’d never know it!
All of these images come from about the late 19th century, which you can tell by the horse-drawn carriages and old-fashioned clothing styles. We live in the 21st century, surrounded by all kinds of cultures and styles and immersed in contemporary issues and concerns. It’s important, though, to remember where we came from, and that we are part of a long line of individuals who have lived in, experienced, and help built this country we call home.
And what’s more, these photographs are just so darn precious. Take a look!
Boston – Newspaper Row, Washington Street
Philadelphia – Broad Street
San Francisco – Bay Bridge
New York – Grand Central Station and Hotel Manhattan
Chicago – Wabash Avenue
Detroit – Woodward Avenue
Los Angeles – South Broadway
Washington D.C. – Ninth Street
And one bonus from New York… (Wall Street!)