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Uncovered: Over a Hundred Years of New York

Recently, New York City’s Department of Records unveiled millions of images of New York City online. Photos date back to as far as the 1800’s and show the city in a new light. More on this news after the break.

Photo via Daily Mail UK

The New York City Department of Records recently announced the presentation of their online database containing over 2.2 million images of New York. The images contained on their archives date back to the 1800’s and cover several subjects, such as building of bridges and pavements, construction of buildings, train stations, social events, and many more. Several photographers contributed to the archives and you can view and search for images at the NYC Municipal Archives Gallery.

If you want to time travel back to New York and see the city like it once was, you can view some of the photos from the archive on the gallery below:

Sources used for this article include NYC, and Daily Mail UK.

written by jeanmendoza


  1. neanderthalis


    On the first bridge picture, the men look like notes on a scale.

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  2. fabc68


    Pic #2/10 left me speechless. Painting with light, really.

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  3. george97


    number 1 is NOT for the faint hearted ! :D

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