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These Vintage Photos Of New York City Are Incredible

~Concrete jungle where dreams are made of~

Reddit user RealKimJongUn recently posted a series of photos showcasing New York City over 70 years ago.

Reddit user RealKimJongUn recently posted a series of photos showcasing New York City over 70 years ago.

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Taken by the user’s great grandfather, the images are believed to date from between the 1920s and early 1940s.

Taken by the user's great grandfather, the images are believed to date from between the 1920s and early 1940s.

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The pictures were taken in The Bronx and Northern Manhattan by Frank O’Neill.

The pictures were taken in The Bronx and Northern Manhattan by Frank O'Neill.

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Children and Labor, 1910-1920

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Welcome to the not-too-distant past, the era of my grandmother, when in 1910 50% or more of 10 to 13 year-old boys in Mississippi, Alabama, and South Carolina were working, and working at real jobs.  There does seem to be a remarkable change in the employment situation in the next census of 1920.  

[The maps below appear in Statistical Atlas of the United States, prepared by Charles S. Sloane, published in Washington, 1925, plates 230 and 232.]

See some earlier posts on child labor: