Evolution of New York City - Part 5 (1915-1920)

Posted on December 28, 20121917-comet-theater

After the heyday of our last chapter, New York has emerged as a financial titan and cultural melting pot. It seems like nothing can slow the Big Apple down, and it is at this precise moment that the city's resolve is tested. While the growth continues, priorities and resources are shifted to deal with job strikes, World War 1, and a myriad of social issues. We see New York facing tremendous pressure, stepping up its defenses to prepare for the worst, and dealing with the rapidly changing pace of the industrial revolution which at the time found itself colliding with a fledgling civil rights movement. The challenges New Yorkers would face over these five years would help shape them into one of the nation's most resilient people, making the Empire City an even more attractive destination once all the dust had settled.

1915 The Lucitania's Final Voyage from New York

1915 Lucitanias Final Voyage from New York

1915 Municipal Building and City Hall Park

1915 Municipal Building and City Hall Park

1915 Municipal Building

1915 Municipal Building

1915 Street Peddlers

1915 Street Peddlers

1915 Subway Fire

1915 Subway Fire

1915 Chairman McCall at the Subway Fire

1915 Subwway Fire Chariman McCall

1916 14th Street Theater

1916 14th Street Theater

1916 Bell Telephone Truck Transports Women During Strike

1916 Bell Telephone Truck Transports Women During Strike

1916 Children Playing Stickball

1916 Boys Playing Stickball

1916 Broad Street Brokers

1916 Broad Street Brokers

1916 Broadway and Canal Street

1916 Broadway and Canal Street

1916 Broadway and the Flatiron Building

1916 Broadway and the Flatiron Building

1916 Brooklyn and Manhattan Bridges

1916 Brooklyn and Manhattan Bridges

1916 Controversial Proposal for Joining Manhattan and Brooklyn

1916 Controversial Proposal for Joining Manhattan and Brooklyn

1916 Festival of Song and Light at Central Park

1916 Festival of Song and Light at Central Park

1916 Hell Gate Bridge Construction on East River

1916 Hell Gate Bridge Construction on East River

1916 Herald Building

1916 Herald Building

1916 Hotel Astor

1916 Hotel Astor

1916 New York Central Freight Train on West Street

1916 New York Central Freight Train on West Street

1916 Paramount Building

1916 Paramount Building

1916 Pushcart Market Lower East Side

1916 Pushcart Market Lower East Side

1916 Telephone and Telegraph Building at Broadway and Fulton Street

1916 Telephone and Telegraph Building at Broadway and Fulton Street

1916 The Heckscher Building, Home of Fine Print NYC

1916 The Heckscher Building, Home of Fine Print NYC

1916 Times Square

1916 Times Square


1916 Woolworth and Singer Buildings

1916 Woolworth and Singer Buildings

1916 Woolworth Building and Civic Center

1916 Woolworth Building and Civic Center

1917 Comet Theater

1917 Comet Theater

1917 Farewell Parade of 27th Division

1917 Farewell Parade of 27th Division

1917 Horses and Trolley Side by Side on Broadway

1917 Horses and Trolley Side by Side on Broadway

1917 Lower Manhattan and Liberty Island

1917 Lower Manhattan and Liberty Island

1917 Naval Militia Guard a New York Bridge

1917 Naval Militia Guard a New York Bridge

1917 Navy Preparing Battleship Recruit Center at Union Square

1917 Navy Preparing Battleship Recruit Center at Union Square


1917 Navy Recruiting at Union Square

1917 Navy Recruiting at Union Square

1917 Navy Recruiting at Flatiron Building

1917 Navy Recruiting at Flatiron Building

1917 Police Motorcycles with Machine Guns

1917 Police Motorcycles with Machine Guns

1917 Queensborough Bridge East River

1917 Queensborough Bridge East River

1917 Rockefeller University

1917 Rockefeller University

1917 Singer Building

1917 Singer Building

1917 Skyline from Lower East Side

1917 Skyline from Lower East Side


1917 Subway Entrance at City Hall

1917 Subway Entrance at City Hall

1917 Young Mill Worker

1917 Young Mill Worker

1917 Suffragettes on the way to Boston

1917 Suffragettes on the way to Boston

1918 Fairbanks and Chaplin at Wall Street Rally

1918 Faribanks and Chaplin at Wall Street Rally

1918 Under the Brooklyn Bridge

1918 Brooklyn Bridge

1918 5th Avenue Bus

1918 5th Avenue Bus

1918 Giant W Mounting on Williamsburg Bridge for WSS

1918 Giant W Mounting on Williamsburg Bridge for WSS

1918 Hotel Commodore under construction near Grand Central

1918 Hotel Commodre under construction near Grand Central

1918 Mass Celebration of Armastice Signing

1918 Mass Celebration of Armastice Signing

1918 USS Arizona on East River

1918 USS Arizona on East River

1918 Wall Street the War is Over

1918 Wall Street the War is Over

1919 69th Regiment Returns Home

1919 69th Regiment Returns Home

1919 Arch of Triumph on 5th Avenue Broadway and 23rd Street

1919 Arch of Triumph on 5th Avenue Broadway and 23rd Street

1919 Balloons for Madison_Square Park Parade

1919 Balloons for Madison_Square Park Parade

1919 Balloons in Flight over Madison_Square Park Parade

1919 Balloons in Flight over Madison_Square Park Parade

1919 Madison Square Victory Arch

1919 Madison Square Victory Arch


1919 Victory Parade at Washington Square Arch

1919 Victory Parade at Washington Square Arch

1919 Victory Parade at Washington Square Arch

1919 Victory Parade at Washington=Square Arch

1919 Victory Parade on 5th Avenue

1919 Victory Parade on 5th Avenue

1919 Williamsburg Bridge Manhattan Entrance

1919 Williamsburg Bridge Manhattan Entrance

1920 42nd Street Commuters

1920 42nd Street Commuters

1920 Children at Central Park

1920 Children at Central Park

1920 Columbus Circle

1920 Columbus Circle

1920 Midtown Grand Central Area

1920 Midtown Grand Central Area

1920 Times Square

1919 Times Square

1920 Midtown

1920 Midtown

1920 Sunbeams Shining into Grand Central Station

1920 Sunbeams Shining into Grand Central Station

1920 Night Falls on Columbus Circle

1920 Night Falls on Columbus Circle




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