Welcome to a new weekly installment of Tumblr fun here at NYPL. Every Friday, we’ll flash back in time and present you with a blast from the past We’ve decided to call it… (cue sci-fi voice-over here) “Flashback Friday.” It could be an image or a Broadway ballad, or perhaps a book you should check out.
Today, we selected an image that represents the timeless tale of NYC! The following poster was created by Edward Penfield for Julian Ralph’s 1896 collection of stories - People We Pass: Stories of Life among the Masses of New York City, published by Harper & Brothers Publishers. You can find the image on our Digital Gallery, where - if you’re still looking for a holiday gift - you can buy a beautiful copy of the poster for one of your favorite New Yorkers.