Streets of New York city around the turn of the 20th century, showing horse-drawn vehicles and people, in dress of the times, going about their daily affairs.Transportation is primarily dependent upon the horse. A man and woman on the street pull a fire alarm and scene shifts to a firehouse with firemen responding to alarm, sliding down a pole and hitching up their horses and engines. The Horse-drawn fire engines rush down the street as spectators watch from the sidewalks. City street with merchants selling wares outside, in front of their establishments. Boys,wearing knickers (knickerbocker trowsers) playing stickball in the street. Horses pulling wagons underneath the elevated railroad train tracks, where a steam locomotive is pulling a passenger train. People gathering in front of a baseball park advertising a game between New York and Chicago. Scenes of amusements at Coney Island. Women gather to climb aboard an open train to an amusement.Views of the "Shoot-the-Chute" concession at Luna Park, with patrons riding down the chute in boats. Women patronizing a concession that offers camel rides. The beach at Coney Island, crowded with bathers, on its sands. City dwellers cooling off in water from a fire hydrant on the city street in front of their houses.
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