Urban Scenes – 100 Years Ago or So

Colorized and original color photos of streetscapes and street scenes in the years 1900-1920. Hundreds more is seen at PINTEREST

COMMERCE: Mr. Magazine 1908

COMMERCE: Mr. Magazine 1908

STREET SCENE: Curb Market outside the New York Stock Exchange. Curb Market: a stock market for trading in securities not listed on the New York Stock Exchange

STREET SCENE: Curb Market outside the New York Stock Exchange. Curb Market: a stock market for trading in securities not listed on the New York Stock Exchange

 STREET COMMERCE: A clam seller does some business in Little Italy, New York City. c. 1900-1905

STREET COMMERCE: A clam seller does some business in Little Italy, New York City. c. 1900-1905

STREET SCENE:

STREET SCENE: “Colorized from this Shorpy original. Six months of Internet detective work eventually helped unveil the black and white curtain from this New York street scene that had not been seen in color since December 1902. I can’t guarantee that all the magazine covers are correctly colored, since a big chunk of them are missing, but a lot of what you see in this photo is pretty close to its original colors. Click here for a detailed look at the magazines and ads.

 STREETSCAPE: In this colorized image taken circa 1910, a Chicago police officer directs traffic – human, automobile, and equestrian – at a busy South Water Street intersection.

STREETSCAPE: In this colorized image taken circa 1910, a Chicago police officer directs traffic – human, automobile, and equestrian – at a busy South Water Street intersection.

STREETSCAPE: Shorpy Historic Picture Archive - Bustling Broadway (Colorized): 1910 high-resolution photo

STREETSCAPE: Shorpy Historic Picture Archive – Bustling Broadway (Colorized): 1910 high-resolution photo at Pinterest site.

COMMERCE: Shorpy Historical Photo Archive: Banana Boat - 1906

COMMERCE: Shorpy Historical Photo Archive: Banana Boat – 1906

STREET SCENE: Sanitation & Cleaning on street with tenements

STREET SCENE: Sanitation & Cleaning on street with tenements

STREET SCENE: Wabash Avenue, Chicago, 1907

STREET SCENE: Wabash Avenue, Chicago, 1907

COMMERCE: Shorpy Historical Photo Archive:

COMMERCE: Shorpy Historical Photo Archive: “The Milkmobile”. New Orleans milk cart, with a one- horsepower motor. 1903

STREET LIFE, 1900: Playing children near a dead horse. Throughout the 19th century horses were a huge sanitation problem in the city. Conditions improved as the automobile took over the streets. Of course, crashes and mishaps increased. Cars would create their own pollution and health concerns.

STREET LIFE, 1900: Playing children near a dead horse. Throughout the 19th century horses were a huge sanitation problem in the city. Conditions improved as the automobile took over the streets. Of course, crashes and mishaps increased. Cars would create their own pollution and health concerns.

PLAY: Group of children playing on the stoop of a house next to 229 Tatnall St., a reputed house of prostitution. Investigator, Edward F. Brown. Location: Wilmington, Delaware 1910

PLAY: Group of children playing on the stoop of a house next to 229 Tatnall St., a reputed house of prostitution. Investigator, Edward F. Brown. Location: Wilmington, Delaware 1910

PARADE:  American Suffragette parade in New York City, May 1, 1912.

PARADE: American Suffragette parade in New York City, May 1, 1912. Color Photograph.

Boxing

A selected group of accomplished boxers in the first two decades  of the 20th century, some with commentary. On the Pinterest page, there are 20 short videos about the big fights during the era.

Johnson-Jeffries poster July 4, 1910. To the times, the "Fight of the Century."

Johnson-Jeffries poster July 4, 1910. To the times, the “Fight of the Century.”

 

JACK JOHNSON

Maybe the greatest ever – Jack Johnson. Kohnson became the first African-American to win the world heavyweight championship by defeating Tommy Burns by TKO on Dec. 26, 1908.

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Heavyweight Boxing Champion Jack Johnson Posing Outdoors Date Photographed: ca. 1915 | Total fights 104, Wins 73, Wins by KO 40, Losses 13, Draws 10. Johnson had a huge reach and always looked taller than his actually 6′ 1/2″ Still a big man for the times. at the height of the Jim Crow era—became the first African American world heavyweight boxing champion (1908–1915).

LEONARD

Benny Leonard – 183-19-11, 4 NC; 70 Knockouts. Leonard won world lightweight championship in May 1917.| He retired as champion in January 1925, making him the longest-reigning lightweight champion ever.

RYAN

Tommy Ryan was one of boxing’s greatest middleweight champions. Some consider him the best of all time. Ryan poses without gloves. Yet, sanctioned bare-knuckle fisticuffs in the U.S. ended in 1889.

BRITTON

Jack Britton was three-time world welterweight boxing champion. He holds the world record for the number of title bouts fought in a career with 37 (18 of which ended in no decisions. “Kid” Lewis was his chief rival.

BURNS

World Heavyweight Champion Tommy Burns, who fought at 175 lbs.

GANS

Lightweight Champ: Joe Gans

TENDLER

Lew Tendler began his career with 6 wins his but fortunes would change in the third decade. “He is generally considered one of the best boxers to never have won a world title. Statistical boxing website BoxRec lists Tendler as the #10 ranked lightweight of all time, while The Ring Magazine founder Nat Fleischer placed him at #9.” [wiki]

LEWIS

Ted “Kid” Lewis 192-32-14, 79 KO (1909-1929) One of the top fighters of the era.

ATTELL

Abe “The Little Hebrew” Attell held the World Featherweight Championship in 1903 and 1904 and from 1906 to 1912. The 5’4,” 122-pound Attell won his title four months short of his seventeenth birthday, defeating Johnny Reagan in 20 rounds. He won 23 of his first 29 fight by a knockout. In 1920 Attell was accused of being the messenger between the gangster Rothstein and players of the Chicago White Sox baseball organization, during the planning stages of the fix of the 1919 World Series.

Willie Ritchie was the world lightweight boxing champion from 1912 to 1914.

Willie Ritchie was the world lightweight boxing champion from 1912 to 1914.

Turn of the Century Vaudeville

Selected performers and acts of the era.

1916 Ziegfeld Follies

1916 Ziegfeld Follies

Cook and Sorana

Cook and Sorana

Mae Gordon's

Mae Gordon’s “Original Insane Moving Pedestal.” Ziegfeld’s Follies

“Baby June” (aka June Havoc 1912 – 2010) began performing, at age 2, on vaudeville stages before going on to a successful career

James Doyle and Harland Dixon, 1917. Vaudeville Soft shoe Dancers.

James Doyle and Harland Dixon, 1917. Vaudeville Soft shoe Dancers.

Aida Overton Walker (14 February 1880 – 11 October 1914), also billed as

Aida Overton Walker, also billed as “The Queen of the Cakewalk”

“The 7 Wild Wheel Whirl Wonders.” Forepaugh & Sells Brothers Enormous Shows United, 1902.

he Cameron Sisters - 1920 - Ziegfeld Nine O’Clock review

The Cameron Sisters – 1920 – Ziegfeld Nine O’Clock review

The Kings of Comedy | 1898 Photograph of Bert Williams (left) and George Walker, ca. 1898.

The Kings of Comedy | 1898 Photograph of Bert Williams (left) and George Walker, ca. 1898.

Hyde & Behmans

Hyde & Behmans

Balanced Strength: A Primer on Single Limb Training. Sandow was the best weightlifter of the times.

Balanced Strength: A Primer on Single Limb Training. Sandow was the best weightlifter of the times.

he Bennett Sisters – This picture was taken between 1910 and 1915 and the sisters were not professional boxers but a Vaudeville Act. They wrestled, too.

The Bennett Sisters – This picture was taken between 1910 and 1915 and the sisters were not professional boxers but a Vaudeville Act. They wrestled, too.

Rosa Naynon, Vaudeville bird act, 1907

Rosa Naynon, Vaudeville bird act, 1907

The Kasemann Troop, family fare

The Kasemann Troop, family fare

S. Nederveld and his vaudeville show partner affectionately embracing, circa 1911.

S. Nederveld and his vaudeville show partner affectionately embracing, circa 1911.

VENTRILOQUIST: John Cooper, one of the few black ventriloquists in vaudeville.

VENTRILOQUIST: John Cooper, one of the few black ventriloquists in vaudeville.

The Dolly Sisters

The Dolly Sisters

Ziegfeld Follies 1919

Ziegfeld Follies 1919

 

3000 images and links to Vaudeville,  Music, the Theater,  Amusement Parks, Pastimes, Circuses and Travel can be accessed at the Entertain Me board.

World War I Posters

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