This 1911 Video Shows Everyday Life in NYC Over 100 Years Ago — See How It Compares to Manhattan Today

Tired of sitting in NYC traffic?  This remarkable mint condition video "produced only three years before the outbreak of World War I, [shows] the everyday life of the city recorded here — street traffic, people going about their business — [and] has a casual, almost pastoral quality."

The video features famous landmarks like the Statue of Liberty and the Flatiron Building, and showcases what life on New York streets looked like.

Here is a photographic comparison to what these scenes look like today.

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