Project Description

Farming land on Throgs Neck, 1914.

Even with The Bronx rushing into the 20th century, scenes like this still existed in the borough, particularly in the area east of the Bronx River. Until the eve of World War II, much of the East Bronx was a veritable backwater, not very accessible by public transportation and therefore more resistant to urbanization. But the 20th century was to bring many changes to The Bronx and to the world in general.

The Bronx County Historical Society Collections