At the starting of the 1900s, New York took the lead internationally in combating diseases like diphtheria and yellow fever, which affected the people very badly, especially in the slums of Manhattan. Throughout the first half of the 20th century, the city became a world center for industry, commerce, and communication, marking its rising influence with such events as the Hudson-Fulton Celebration of 1909. Significant steps were taken to draw vast numbers of women into the workforce.
New York’s flourishing culture industries also opened up multiple opportunities for women workers. New York City has a wide range of architectural styles and skyscrapers. With the turn of the 19th century, the city witnessed a rapid increase in modern architecture construction. Such as the Flatiron Building (Fuller Building) was completed in 1902, the Grand Central Terminal in 1903, and the Plaza Hotel, which was completed in 1907, which was inspired by the beauty of French chateaus; Henry Janeway Hardenbergh designed the Plaza.
Have a look at these stunning historical snaps compiled by Bygonely that will take you back to the New York City in the early 1900s.