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Easter Sunday on Fifth Avenue in 1900

April 2, 2010

Churchgoers pour out of what might be a church in the lower left corner of this photo.

Fifth Avenue looks so genteel here. It had yet to be turned into a shopping strip with massive office buildings; at the turn of the last century, it was a ritzy stretch of single-family mansions. 

Check out the horse and carriage traffic. In just a few years, cars will be king.