Election Night

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Before large-screen TVs, this screen on the side of the New York Herald newspaper building would have shown news and election returns projected with lantern slides.
The diagonal of the elevated train track enhances the sense of movement within an already chaotic scene.
"Ticklers" were feathers attached to a stick and were used to tickle or tease others in the crowd.
White dabs of paint represent handfuls of confetti tossed into the air.
Horns sold by street vendors served as noise makers for the celebration.