I was very taken by this recently released colour postcard of a New York Street in the nineteenth century. Alright, it isn't London but it gives a very good idea of the hustle and bustle of streets at the time, with market stalls along the edge of the road. Worth remembering.
I have always been fascinated by the United States as a Lost World where a natural wilderness was tamed (some would say ruined) in less than a couple of centuries. I will have to pick up the exorbitantly priced (£135) book of these colour postcards of past America when it is published.