Above is a gorgeous Hagermeister postcard from around 1910. I love this card because it shows the vibrance of the East Side at this time. What are all of these people doing? The people in the background look as if they are walking down the street, while the people in the foreground look as if they are standing around and watching something. Everyone, men, women and children included are wearing beautiful hats. People lean out of the windows for a view of something. Elevated train tracks can be seen in the background.
There is one clue in the card as to where this actually took place. There is a small sign for a "Szendy Merchant & Tailor" with the number 328. I can't seem to find any historical records for a Szendy merchant in New York, but then again, I'm not really sure where to look for that. At least we know that 328 is located between 1st and 2nd Avenue, but the actual street alludes me so far. To the right is a cider shop with what looks like a German name.