Little Italy is a neighborhood in lower Manhattan, New York City, once known for its large population of Italians. This 1900 photocrom shows Mulberry Street, place for market and centre of social life of the Italian-American community. The “photocrom” is a process for producing colorized images from black-and-white photographic negatives via the direct photographic transfer of a negative onto lithographic printing plates. This picture was prepared by Detroit Photographic Co. to use as a catalog in its office.
Below, the original b/w photography:

Mulberry Street, New York, 1900 c.a

(Library of Congress/Commons)