March 1912. "Row of tenements, 260 to 268 Elizabeth St., New York, in which a great deal of finishing of clothes is carried on." 268 Elizabeth Street, in Little Italy, is now a "luxe sweater bar" called Sample; 258 (Kips Bay) is a handbag boutique called Token. Photo by Lewis Wickes Hine.
New York City c.1900 The modern, automobile-focused, climate-controlled, massively indoor American city is radically different from what every other generation of human since the time of Jericho has understood by the word “city”.