NYC Municipal Archives Boon

A few weeks ago, New York City’s Department of Records debuted its photo database–nearly 1 million images of NYC that date back to the mid-1800s. I’m sometimes wary of massive digitization projects (if you haven’t, take a look at Google’s awesome/terrifying digitization flubs at The Art of Google Books), but the NYCDR’s project has turned out well. I’ve been gawking at old images of the city for several days now. Have a look!

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