New York City’s Department of Records has launched an online photo database of over one million images from the Municipal Archives (going back to the mid-1800s).
“Taken mostly by anonymous municipal workers, some of the images have appeared in publications but most were accessible only by visiting the archive offices in lower Manhattan over the past few years. Researchers, history buffs, filmmakers, genealogists and preservationists in particular will find the digitized collection helpful. But anyone can search the images, share them through social media or purchase them as prints.”
I love the one with the men on the suspension wires of the Brooklyn Bridge (above). These photos really make me want to go to New York.
[via the UK Daily Mail]