A great street level photograph of turn of the century looking south on Lexington Avenue and 109th Street in East Harlem, New York, 1911
As we look at the horse manure in the center of the frame from the horse drawn carriages we understand why there were street sweepers. Also we can see the train tracks to the left of the frame inlaid with brick on either side of the tracks (Source).
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