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Push Cart Vendors on the East Side of New York, New York, 1900

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Courtesy of Library of Congress, Kleine, George, "Push carts--East side," 1900


This video features market scenes which show push cart vendors displaying a variety of merchandise on a busy, crowded street in what appears to be a tenement district in New York. The camera is mounted on a moving vehicle and passes horse-drawn wagons and automobiles; young boys run alongside and thumb their noses at the camera.

Source-Dependent Questions

  • What was being sold by vendors?
  • What evidence from the video clip describes what it would be like to be to shop in the the city during this time?

Citation Information

Kleine, George, "Push carts--East side," 1900. Courtesy of Library of Congress