Vintage Photos Of Christmas Shopping In New York City 100 Years Ago

These vintage photographs of Christmas in New York during the 1910’s show the holiday spirit that has always engulfed the city. True, the streets don’t look as festive, and store facades aren’t as decked out as they are today. But in terms of the crowds, the vendors, and all the kids captivated by toy displays, holiday shopping in New York City hasn’t really changed much in the past century, as these photos from the Library Of Congress reveal.

Vintage photos of Christmas shopping in New York City 100 years ago

Vintage photos of Christmas shopping in New York City 100 years ago

Vintage photos of Christmas shopping in New York City 100 years ago

Vintage photos of Christmas shopping in New York City 100 years ago

Vintage photos of Christmas shopping in New York City 100 years ago

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