Little Italy, New York, 1900

by jordanjlloydhq

Colorized by Jordan J. Lloyd, based on an original glass transparency by Detroit Publishing Co., publisher

Taken c.1900, New York City, United States (Library of Congress)

"They are laborers; toilers in all grades of manual work; they are artisans, they are junkman, and here, too, dwell the rag pickers... There is a monster colony of Italians who might be termed the commercial or shop keeping community of the Latins. Here are all sorts of stores, pensions, groceries, fruit emporiums, tailors, shoemakers, wine merchants, importers, musical instrument makers... There are notaries, lawyers, doctors, apothecaries, undertakers... There are more bankers among the Italians than among any other foreigners except the Germans in the city." – The New York Times, 1896

Original caption reads,

"Mulberry St., New York, N.Y."