Thank You, Internet: Watch This Huge Rush of NYC Christmas Shoppers Way Back in 1930

Before the days of online shopping from those mattress geniuses over at Casper, last-minute holiday shopping actually required leaving your apartment, hitting the streets, and... wait for it... speaking to other human beings. 

You know, in person-- not over Skype. Or Facetime. 

To fully comprehend just how far we've come as a society (and truly appreciate the ability to “add to cart” for anything from a mattress to alcohol), take a look at this vintage HD stock footage from Critical Past that shows the mad dash of NYC holiday shoppers way back when in 1930.


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[Feature Image Courtesy 6 Sq Ft]