Historic Photos From the NYC Municipal Archives — In Focus — The Atlantic
The New York City Municipal Archives just released a database of over 870,000 photos from its collection of more than 2.2 million images of New York throughout the 20th century. Their subjects include daily life, construction, crime, city business, aerial photographs, and more. I spent hours lost in these amazing photos, and gathered this group together to give you just a glimpse of what's been made available from this remarkable collection. [Update - 50 additional photos added: More from NYC.] [Update II - Image sizes reduced by request of the NYC Archive.] [53 photos] Use j/k keys or ←/→ to navigate Choose: Sunlight floods in through windows in the vaulted main room of New York City's Grand Central Terminal, illuminating the main concourse, ticket windows and information kiosk. Aerial view of New York City, looking north, on December 16, 1951. 28th Street Looking east from Second Avenue, on April 4, 1931. A worker on the Brooklyn Bridge, on November 19, 1928. The S.S.
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