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Welcome to America: Poignant black and white pictures show the brutal hardships endured by immigrant families in 19th century New York

Changing face: An exterior view of Public School 165, located on West 109th Street in 1895

postcard - old new york - 1898 - wall st - looking west from pearl st toward trinity church on broadway

Multiple spirits were said to have wandered Rocky Hill Castle before its demolition, including one spectral figure who may have been caught on camera.

Welcome to America: Poignant black and white pictures show the brutal hardships endured by immigrant families in 19th century New York

Everyday life: People and carriages travel along Fifth Street after it was cleaned under the direction of Colonel Waring

New York circa 1909. "Hudson Terminal Buildings." At the site of the future World Trade Center, a panorama encompassing the theatrical as well as the architectural.

Welcome to America: Poignant black and white pictures show the brutal hardships endured by immigrant families in 19th century New York

Charity: A group of men and young boys stand outside the front entrance of the Children's Aid Society's central office, at 24 St. Mark's Place, circa 1895. The children hold satchels with their belongings. They children were preparing to travel west, subsidized by Mrs John Jacob Astor