Everyday Life Of New Yorkers In 1911 Captured In Extraordinary Footage

In 1911 a small group of Swedish tourists landed in New York. Employed by film company Svenska Biografteatern to film popular destinations, like Niagara Falls or Paris, the team set out to record on camera the everyday hustle and bustle of the Big Apple.

Captured just three years before World War One, the footage takes us all over Manhattan with the city's tramway, the Flatiron Building and the Statue of Liberty all spotted in the background.

An extraordinary piece of footage, the century-old film allows viewers to plunge into the daily life of New Yorkers as they went about their usual routine. Part of New York's MoMA collection, the clip's sound was added by YouTuber Guy Jones, who also adapted it to normal film speed. Check it out above.

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