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What US Cities Looked Like 100 Years Ago

They call the 20th century the greatest century of change the world has ever known. Come to think of it, the 21st century hasn't been much of a slouch either, with internet, cell phone and computer technology. But looking at these photos taken more or less a century ago, you realize that yes, a lot has changed, in fascinating ways.

The main street of Richmond, Virginia, 1905
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Corner of Fifth Avenue and 42nd Street, New York, 1910
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Broad Street north of Spruce Street, Philadelphia, 1905
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Fire at 55th Street, New York, 1915
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Fifth Avenue, New York, 1913
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Wabash Avenue, Chicago, 1907
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The New York Public Library, New York, 1915
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Wall Street, New York, 1911
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View of Manhattan Bridge from Brooklyn, 1909
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Woodward Avenue, Detroit, Michigan, 1917
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Atlantic City, 1910
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The main street of Memphis, north of Avenue Gayoso, 1910
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Station “Louisville-Nashville”, Florida, 1910
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Forsyth Street, Jacksonville, Florida, 1910
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Beach in Atlantic City, 1915
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Grant Avenue after an earthquake in San Francisco, 1906
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Carts for transporting dairy Thompson, Washington, 1927
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Washington, 1914
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Cadillac Square, Detroit, Michigan, 1916
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Ninth Street, Washington, 1915
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Fifth Avenue, New York, 1913
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Manhattan, 1907
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The northern part of Fifth Avenue, New York, 1913
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City Hall – City Hall in New York.
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Dexter Avenue and the Capitol, Montgomery, Alabama, 1906
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Valnut Street, Cincinnati, Ohio, 1910
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Washington, 1913
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Broadway and the building of “The Times”, New York, 1915
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Size of Government in Cincinnati, Ohio, 1905
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Boston, MA, 1906
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New York, 1905
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Grand Central Station and Hotel, Manhattan, New York, 1903
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Treasury Building, Washington, DC, 1913
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Post Office, Brooklyn, New York, 1906
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