I have always loved old photos, but these are especially fascinating to me. My maternal grandfather was born and raised in Brooklyn. Told me stories about earning money shining shoes and then riding the subway back home. He was there when it looked like this: http://tinyurl.com/26abuvv
I wish he were still here to tell me again. I love seeing history throught the eyes of the people who were there. There is so much to learn if anyone would just listen.