The Terminal, New York by Alfred Stieglitz (1892)

“The Terminal, New York” is a photograph taken by Alfred Stieglitz in 1892. It captures a street scene that appears to be from a wintry day in New York City.

The photograph shows a bustling city scene with horse-drawn streetcars, which were common means of urban transport in the late 19th century. The horses can be seen exhaling visibly in the cold air, creating a misty effect that adds to the wintry atmosphere. A man stands in the foreground, perhaps a worker, in a long coat and a hat typical of the era. He appears to be handling the horses or possibly clearing the tracks. The ground is covered with snow, and there are piles of shoveled snow to the side. Buildings line the background, and signage can be read on one of the structures, hinting at the commercial nature of the area. This scene encapsulates the lively urban environment of New York City during a time of significant transformation and the hustle and bustle of daily life in the late 19th century.

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