Early 20th-century New York CityThere are reasons why Alicia Keys and Jay-Z waxed lyrical about New York before hitting it big. The Big Apple is hub of commerce, a magnet for actors and fashionistas, and the undisputed birthplace of hip-hop. So it’s more than earned its title as the city that never sleeps. Famous worldwide for its skyscrapers and architecture, NYC has long been a pinnacle of American invention and innovation. So step back in time with these impressive photos of early 20th-century New York City to see what life was like for New Yorkers before Uber and Postmates.
Women’s Land Army
Pictured here are two members of the Women’s Land Army of America. Formed during the first and second World Wars, the women of the WLAA worked in agriculture to replace the men called up to service. Tending to the land and livestock, these women were often referred to as “farmerettes.”