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Asia and the Pacific Rim in Early Prints and Photographs

Asia and the Pacific Rim in Early Prints and Photographs

Over 1,000 prints and photographs of East, Southeast and South Asia from the 18th century to the early 20th century, drawn from portfolios, photographic albums, photographically illustrated books and archival collections.

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At Home in Brooklyn: The Nooney Brooklyn Photographs, 1978-1979

At Home in Brooklyn: The Nooney Brooklyn Photographs, 1978-1979

Hundreds of black and white photographs by Dinanda H. Nooney (d. 2004) documenting almost 200 families or individuals in their Brooklyn homes.

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Changing New York: Photographs by Berenice Abbott, 1935-1938

Changing New York: Photographs by Berenice Abbott, 1935-1938

Hundreds of black and white photographs of New York City by Berenice Abbott (1898-1991) from her Changing New York Works Progress Administration/ Federal Art Project, plus other work Abbott produced as a project employee.

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Charting North America: Maps from the Lawrence H. Slaughter Collection and Others

Charting North America: Maps from the Lawrence H. Slaughter Collection and Others

Thousands of maps of North America from the earliest printed portrayals to the close of the 19th century; multiple versions and editions allow for historical comparisons.

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Cigarette Cards: ABCs

Cigarette Cards: ABCs

Hundreds of series published from before 1900 to the mid-20th century, totaling tens of thousands of individual cards (viewable front and back). Arranged by letter of the alphabet, they cover an encyclopedic range of subjects, including film stars, sports, and military topics, plants, animals, and monuments of the world.

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Civil War Medical Care: Photographs from the United States Sanitary Commission Collection, 1861-1872

Civil War Medical Care: Photographs from the United States Sanitary Commission Collection, 1861-1872

Over 200 photographs and drawings relating to the work, facilities and Civil War locales associated with the United States Sanitary Commission (USSC); forms Series XXXIII of the United States Sanitary Commission Records, 1861-1872.

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"Classic 6:" New York City Apartment Building Living, 1880s-1910s

"Classic 6:" New York City Apartment Building Living, 1880s-1910s

More than 1,300 digital images depict elevation views and floor plans for middle and upper class apartment buildings from New York City's pre-World War I residential building boom.

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Detroit Publishing Company Postcards from the Leonard Lauder Postcard Collection

Detroit Publishing Company Postcards from the Leonard Lauder Postcard Collection

Thousands of postcards (photomechanical prints, primarily in color and on warm white stock, ca. 1898-1920s, featuring views of well-known streets, buildings, historic monuments, natural scenery, industry, transportation, and daily life.

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"Drugstore Photographs, Or, A Trip Along the Yangtze River, 1999;" Lower Manhattan Block-by-Block by Dylan Stone

"Drugstore Photographs, Or, A Trip Along the Yangtze River, 1999;" Lower Manhattan Block-by-Block by Dylan Stone

26,000 color snapshot photographs taken in 1999, recording the streetscape, block by block, of Manhattan south of Canal Street, and arranged in an archive by neighborhood and block.

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Early Real Estate Atlases of New York

Early Real Estate Atlases of New York

Over 2,000 maps of New York City, including Manhattan and Brooklyn "fire insurance maps" from the 1850s-1860, showing streets, blocks, tax lots, natural and manmade features, buildings, neighborhoods, and more.

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Empire and Regency: Decoration in the Age of Napoleon

Empire and Regency: Decoration in the Age of Napoleon

Twenty primary source illustrated pattern books, scrapbooks, and a set of original French goldsmith's drawings from the late 18th to early 20th-centuries featuring mainly interior decoration, furnishings, furniture patterns, and views relating to the Empire and Regency Styles.

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Lewis Wickes Hine: Documentary Photographs, 1905-1938

Lewis Wickes Hine: Documentary Photographs, 1905-1938

More than 500 silver gelatin photographic prints depicting American social conditions and labor, including immigrants at Ellis Island and construction of the Empire State Building, Hine's principal subjects.

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The Luso-Hispanic New World in Early Prints and Photographs

The Luso-Hispanic New World in Early Prints and Photographs

Hundreds of photographs and prints, in albums and rare published volumes, present the territories and countries associated with Portugal and Spain in the New World, from Mexico to Argentina, and parts of the Caribbean.

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Marquees, 1997-2001: New York City Theatre Photographs by Christopher Frith

Marquees, 1997-2001: New York City Theatre Photographs by Christopher Frith

1,717 color photographs of Broadway theater marquees and theater facades from 1997 to 2001 by Christopher J. Frith.

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Metropolis: New York City Water and Transit Infrastructure in Photographs

Metropolis: New York City Water and Transit Infrastructure in Photographs

Over 600 images, primarily original photographs, on the themes of traffic, transit and water. Includes mass transit proposals and projects, dating from 1867; the Catskill Aqueduct system that still supplies the city's water; and the pioneering Holland Tunnel under the Hudson River.

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The Middle East in Early Prints and Photographs

The Middle East in Early Prints and Photographs

Several thousand prints and photographs contained in works from the 17th century to the beginning of the 20th century. These include books illustrated with prints or photographs, photograph albums, and archival compilations; the processes represented range from engravings to lithographs, and from salt prints to heliogravures.

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Nature Illustrated: Flowers, Plants, and Trees, 1550-1900

Nature Illustrated: Flowers, Plants, and Trees, 1550-1900

Thousands of art and scientific prints, illustrating medicinal plants, spectacular garden flowers, exotic tropical blooms, trees and ferns. Includes many different printmaking techniques, from woodcuts to stipple engravings to color-printed lithographs.

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Photographic Views of New York City, 1870s-1970s

Photographic Views of New York City, 1870s-1970s

More than 54,000 New York City archival photographs (and their captioned versos) from the 1870s-1970s arranged by borough and street; the majority are exterior building views and neighborhood scenes from the 1910s-1940s.

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The Picture Collection of The New York Public Library

The Picture Collection of The New York Public Library

Over 30,000 images from books, magazines and newspapers as well as original photographs, prints and postcards, created mostly before 1923 and selected from the over 1,000,000 images in the Mid-Manhattan Library's Picture Collection.

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Picturing America, 1497-1899: Prints, Maps, and Drawings bearing on the New World Discoveries and on the Development of the Territory that is now the United States

Picturing America, 1497-1899: Prints, Maps, and Drawings bearing on the New World Discoveries and on the Development of the Territory that is now the United States

Over 1,000 original prints, drawings, and maps, featuring views of American towns and cities, representations of historical events, scenes, places, and battles.

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Presenting The New York Public Library: Drawings, Photographs and Prints

Presenting The New York Public Library: Drawings, Photographs and Prints

Over 2,000 images of buildings, collections, and programs, including NYPL predecessor the New York Free Circulating Library. Includes views of the Astor and Lenox Library, Branch Libraries in the Bronx, Manhattan and Staten Island, and the construction of the Library's landmark Central Building.

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Russia and Eastern Europe in Rare Photographs, 1860- 1945

Russia and Eastern Europe in Rare Photographs, 1860- 1945

Thousands of original Russian and East European photographs from the late 19th- and early 20th-centuries, in more than 150 albums.

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Staten Island in Vintage Postcards

Staten Island in Vintage Postcards

More than 700 postcards depicting the buildings, scenery, and daily life of Staten Island from the late 19th-century until well into the 20th-century.

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Streetscape and Townscape of Metropolitan New York City, 1860-1942

Streetscape and Townscape of Metropolitan New York City, 1860-1942

Over 1,000 prints and photographs from a wide range of image collections and illustrated monographs: Hudson River mansions, including Washington Irving's home (1860s); street views by Alice Austen (1896); a panorama of Fifth Avenue (1911); Wurts Brothers' photographs (early to mid 20th-century); and more.

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United States in Stereo: In the Robert N. Dennis Collection of Stereoscopic Views

United States in Stereo: In the Robert N. Dennis Collection of Stereoscopic Views

Stereoscopic views, or stereographs, were as varied and popular in the 19th century as television continues to be in our time. This presentation will eventually include all the United States stereoscopic views in the Dennis Collection (more than 40,000 items), front and back, organized by State or Subject Series.

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Wonders: Images of the Ancient World

Wonders: Images of the Ancient World

Over 1,700 images of the civilizations of Egypt, Greece, Rome, and other ancient Mediterranean cultures as conceived and depicted by artists and travelers from the 18th to the early 20th century, as represented in book and periodical illustrations, engravings, lithographs and photographs. A wide range of subjects includes arms and armor, architecture, furniture, pottery, mythology, religion, theater and the Seven Wonders of the World.

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World War I Photograph Albums and Postcards

World War I Photograph Albums and Postcards

Nearly 400 images reproducing two amateur albums of drawings and photographs by Americans serving in France; a series of German photographic postcards; and a French automaker's published album.

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NYPL Digital Gallery provides free and open access to over 800,000 images digitized from primary sources and printed rarities in the vast collections of The New York Public Library, including drawings, illuminated manuscripts, historical maps, vintage posters, rare prints and photographs, illustrated books, printed ephemera, and more.