Episode 3: Sunshine and Shadow, 1865-1898


Imagine that you have travelled back in time to a New York photography salon at the end of the 19th century. Photographs of important scenes from the last 30 years fill the walls (along with a newspaper left behind by an earlier visitor from Brooklyn). Click on the photos (and the paper) to learn more about the dramatic events behind the images.


The History: An Overview
Need a quick summary of what went down in New York between 1865 - 1898? Click here!

Top left: courtesy of the Museum of the City of New York.
Top middle: courtesy of the Library of Congress.
Top right: courtesy of the Collection of the New-York Historical Society.
Bottom left: courtesy of the Brooklyn Public Library -- Brooklyn Collection.
Bottom mid. left: courtesy of the Museum of the City of New York.
Bottom mid. right: courtesy of the Lisa Ades Collection.
Bottom right: courtesy of the Jacob E. Riis Collection, Museum of the City of New York.

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