The sloop Restaurationen was originally constructed to transport herring and grain. Little did the ship builders know that she was going to transport the first immigrants from Norway (52 persons) across the Atlantic to New York City in 1825!
Never-before-seen photos from 100 years ago tell vivid story of gritty New York City
Always moving: Workers dig in Delancy Street on New York's Lower East Side in this photo dated July 29, 1908. The historical pictures released online for the first time show New York in the late 19th and early 20th centuries Read more: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2134408/Never-seen-photos-100-years-ago-tell-vivid-story-gritty-New-York-City.html#ixzz1tL3H5a3T