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  1. Photograph: Wurts Brothers/Courtesy of the NYPL Archives
    Photograph: Wurts Brothers/Courtesy of the NYPL ArchivesCentral Park Zoo
  2. Photograph: Ewing Galloway/Courtesy of the NYPL Archives
    Photograph: Ewing Galloway/Courtesy of the NYPL ArchivesCentral Park, 1892
  3. Photograph: John S. Johnston/Courtesy of the NYPL Archives
    Photograph: John S. Johnston/Courtesy of the NYPL ArchivesBethesda Terrace, Central Park, 1894
  4. Photograph: Detroit Photographic Co/Courtesy of the NYPL Archives
    Photograph: Detroit Photographic Co/Courtesy of the NYPL ArchivesCentral Park, 1904
  5. Photograph: Detroit Photographic Co/Courtesy of the NYPL Archives
    Photograph: Detroit Photographic Co/Courtesy of the NYPL ArchivesCentral Park tennis courts, 1904
  6. Photograph: Courtesy of the NYPL Archives
    Photograph: Courtesy of the NYPL ArchivesCentral Park
  7. Photograph: Courtesy of the NYPL Archives
    Photograph: Courtesy of the NYPL ArchivesCentral Park, 1895
  8. Photograph: Courtesy of the NYPL Archives
    Photograph: Courtesy of the NYPL ArchivesCentral Park Zoo, 1899
  9. Photograph: Berenice Abbott/Courtesy of the NYPL Archives
    Photograph: Berenice Abbott/Courtesy of the NYPL ArchivesWashington Square Park, 1936
  10. Photograph: Courtesy of the NYPL Archives
    Photograph: Courtesy of the NYPL ArchivesBryant Park, 1930
  11. Photograph: Nathan Schwartz/Courtesy of the NYPL Archives
    Photograph: Nathan Schwartz/Courtesy of the NYPL ArchivesBryant Park, 1935
  12. Photograph: Ewing Galloway/Courtesy of the NYPL Archives
    Photograph: Ewing Galloway/Courtesy of the NYPL ArchivesBryant Park, 1925
  13. Photograph: Berenice Abbott/Courtesy of the NYPL Archives
    Photograph: Berenice Abbott/Courtesy of the NYPL ArchivesMadison Square Park, 1936
  14. Photograph: Courtesy of the NYPL Archives
    Photograph: Courtesy of the NYPL ArchivesEntrance to Prospect Park

Park photos of 19th and early-20th-century NYC

Check out black-and-white park photos of New Yorkers past taking the air (and walking the ponies) in New York City parks.

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Even old-timey folks liked to roll up their shirtsleeves and have fun outdoors in NYC parks. Check out these park photos of city dwellers of yesteryear playing outdoor sports, ogling cute animals at the Central Park Zoo and lounging on the grass in Bryant Park. We’ve got a question for those two crabby-looking young fellows leading the ponies, though: Why you gotta look so mad all the time?

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