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Image of an Apple
Blue Arch, reading 'School'

PHOTO TOUR OF MANHATTAN

These photos are not to be reproduced in any form without the written permission of the Department of Records and Information Services, Municipal Archives, 31 Chambers Street, NY, NY 10007. They provide a sampling of photos that are available for purchase. Please contact Kenneth Cobb, Director, Municipal Archives at 212-788-8580 if you are interested in purchasing new prints.

The Municipal Archives, which provided these photographs, is part of the Department of Records and Information Services, and is one of the little known treasures of New York. Archivists at 31 Chambers Street are ready to help researchers of all ages delve into their own histories and the history of the City. Visit between the hours of 9am - 4:30pm, Monday through Thursday; 9am - 1pm Friday, (holidays excluded).

Archive Photograph of South Street, New York City
South Street, New York
ca. 1875

Archive Photograph of Municipal Building
View of Municipal Building from Centre Street
January, 1904
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Archive Photograph of City Hall Subway Station
City Hall Subway Station
May 25, 1907
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Archive Photograph of Delancey Street
Delancey Street, North Side
July 27, 1908
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Archive Photograph of Williamsburgh Bridge
Williamsburgh Bridge Looking West
April 10, 1914
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Archive Photograph of Group of painters on  Brooklyn Bridge
Brooklyn Bridge Showing Painters and Foreman
October 7, 1914
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Archive Photograph of Trolley Tracks
Manhattan Bridge Showing Trolley Tracks and Carriage
June 24, 1915
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Archive Photograph of Trolley Track
View Showing Trolley Track Looking West of Williamsburgh Bridge
March 18, 1918
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Archive Photograph of Newsstand and Elevated Kiosk Delancey St. near Essex St.
View of Newsstand and Old Elevated Kiosk, South of Delancey Street near Essex Street
June 23, 1918
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Archive Photograph of Washington Square Dance PArty
Washington Square Dance Party
June 26, 1924
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Archive Photograph of  Laying Blocks - 28th Street between 6th Avenue and Broadway
Laying Blocks - 28th Street, between 6th Avenue and Broadway
October 2, 1930

Archive Photograph of 34th Steet and Third Avenue
34th Street and Third Avenue
May 16, 1931

Archive Photograph of Group of stores West 44th Street
West 44th Street
August 6, 1931

Archive Photograph of Elevated Public Highway
Elevated public highway -- looking north from 60th Street
December 21, 1936





Archive Photograph of East River Drive Construction
East River Drive construction -- looking south from Queensborough Bridge
September 19, 1939

 



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