Christmas sidewalk vendors of Sixth Avenue

Sixth Avenue along Ladies Mile was a prime shopping district during the 1902 holiday season, with enormous emporiums like Siegel Cooper, Hugh O’Neill, and Macy’s offering Christmas windows, in-store Santas, and deals galore.

A smart vendor could make some cash selling his wares there, as this tree or wreath vendor appears to be doing.

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Hey, isn’t that the house of worship once known as the Limelight? These New Yorkers would have called it the Church of the Holy Communion.

Christmas shopping is pretty much the same as it was 100 years ago, as these additional photos reveal.

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3 Responses to “Christmas sidewalk vendors of Sixth Avenue”

  1. Penelope Bianchi Says:

    I love your commentary and your treasures from the past! Fascinating! Thank you!!!

  2. ephemeralnewyork Says:

    Thank you!

  3. shopgirlanonymous Says:

    How charming and nostalgic!

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