Take away the el tracks and the rickety carts, and the Bowery looking north from about Grand Street doesn’t look all that different today.
The low-rise tenement buildings on the left are still there, now occupied by lighting shops. Cooper Union looms way in the distance. Casperfelds & Cleveland, the jewelers with two signs on the left, are long gone though.
This color postcard shows the rest of the block out of view, with the Bowery Savings Bank anchoring the corner.