This year, online shopping surged during both Black Friday and Cyber Monday.

But in the not-so-distant past, shoppers were out in droves at brick-and-mortar stores, waiting in long lines and sometimes even getting caught in all-out brawls over limited-release items.

While the term “Black Friday” wasn’t officially coined until the 1960s, when Philadelphia police used it to refer to the day after Thanksgiving, hectic holiday shopping has been around for much longer than that.

Below, 17 photos show how those living in New York City between 1900 and 1915 shopped and stocked up for the holiday season.