New York State Archives, NYSA_A3045-78_101
Horse-drawn wagons on Broad Street, New York City, circa 1900.
What are the animals doing in this picture?
Is this an urban or rural community? Explain your answer.
Why do you think there aren't any women in this picture?
What materials were used to make the streets?
What are some modern inventions that have replaced some of the things you see in this picture?
How do people in New York City get to work today?
Math: The Stock Exchange is currently located on Broad Street. Why is the Stock Exchange such an important place not only for New York, but for the world community?
Science: How were cobblestone streets made?
English Language Arts: Compare and contrast the old picture of Broad Street.
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