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Extremely sharp 100+ Year Old Pictures of the United States

These photos of life in the US at the beginning of the 20th century are truly a walk back in time. The first photo below looks the same today and many of you have entered it on the way to NY. The third photo shows how trolley cars were air conditioned in the summer. The clarity of these photos is truly phenomenal. (photo descriptions below each photo)

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1900 – New Jersey circa. ” Bergen Tunnel, east end”

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1900 – Chicago. “A walk in Lincoln Park ”

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1900 – Buffalo, New York. ” Labor Day parade, Main Street ”

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1900 – “U.S.S. Oregon quarterdeck”| Edward H. Hart

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1900 – “U.S.S. Chicago. One of the crew”

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1901 – Buffalo, New York. “Unloading ore from whaleback carrier”

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1901 – “Hanging rock on the Susquehanna near Danville, Pennsylvania ”

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1901 – Petoskey, Michigan. “Grand Rapids & Indiana R.R. Station”

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1901 – Detroit. “Excursion steamers Tashmoo and Idlewild at wharves”

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1901 – Colorado. “Station and hotel, summit of Pike’s Peak ”

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1902 – Iowa “Chicago & North Western Railway — steel viaduct over Des Moines River” |William Henry Jackson

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1903 – New York. “Brooklyn Terminal at Brooklyn Bridge ”

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1903 – “S.S. Proteus. High water at New Orleans levee”

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1903 – “Unloading bananas at New Orleans, Louisiana

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1904 – The Jersey Shore. “Steeplechase Pier and bathers, Atlantic City”

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1904 – “Michigan Central Railroad. Oiling up before the start”

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1904 – New York. “The Ponies, Coney Island ”

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1905 – St. Clair, Michigan. “Launch of steamer Frank J. Hecker”

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1905 – St. Augustine, Florida. “They were on their honeymoon”

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1905 – Coney Island, New York. “Surf bathing”

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1905 – The New Jersey shore. ” Boardwalk and beach, Asbury Park ”

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1905 – Cleveland, Ohio. ” Cuyahoga River from the Viaduct”

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1905 – Buffalo, New York. “Jack-Knife Bridge, City Ship Canal, foot of Michigan Street”

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1905 – The Detroit River. “Transfer steamer Detroit in the ice”

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1905 – Houghton, Michigan. “Loading copper on steamer Juniata”

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1905 – Buffalo, New York. “Looking up Main Street. Steamer North Land at Long Wharf”

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1905 – “A winter morning

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1905 – Knoxville, Tennessee. ” Gay Street looking north from Clinch Avenue”

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1905 – Hot Springs, Arkansas. “Roadway through the pines”

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1905 – Chicago. “The bridge, Lincoln Park ”

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1906 – ” Mississippi River Landing”

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1906 – Birmingham, Alabama. “Second Avenue looking east”

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1906 – Gulfport, Mississippi. “Steamer loading resin”

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1906 – Wequetonsing, Michigan. “The birches and the bay”

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1906 – Circa. “Banana docks, New York”

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1906 – “Railroad station, Magnolia, Massachusetts”

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1907 – Detroit. “Band concert on Grand Canal, Belle Isle Park ”

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1907 – “The Brooklyn Bridge Promenade and Manhattan Terminal”

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1907 – Chicago, Illinois. ” Jackknife Bridge, Chicago River” | Hans Behm

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1907 – Chicago , Illinois. ” Jackknife Bridge, Chicago River” | Hans Behm

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1908 – New York . “Times Square ” The old New York Times building, now encased in billboards, Hotel Astor and various theaters seen from Broadway.

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1908 – Detroit . “Waders at Belle Isle Park ”

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1908 – Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. ” Nixon Theatre, Sixth Avenue & Cherry Alley”

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1908 – “Suburban station, Petoskey, Michigan”

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1908 – New York. “Pompeian Room — Hotel Seneca

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