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Department of Records - Photo Gallery

Department of Records - Photo Gallery
The New York City Department of Records and Information Services announced the addition of 30,000 photographs to its on-line gallery. Some of the more unusual images from this series depict political groups monitored by the New York City Police Department's "Alien Squad." These photos range from Communist Party rallies in Madison Square Garden to the Nazi summer retreat in Yaphank, Long Island run by the German American Bund. See all the Alien Squad photos. DOR staff and researchers from New York University's Tamiment Library are collaborating to identify people in the photos. If you recognize someone, please let us know by emailing commissioner@records.nyc.gov. These are among more than 2,000 photographs added from the NYPD departmental files and Emergency Services Unit (ESU), dating from 1928 to 1941. With this new group of photos, the online gallery now totals more than 900,000--the largest collection of historical images of New York City in the world. Enter the Online Gallery

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