The New York Daily News reports the debut of 870,000 photos of NYC which are now available online for the first time. The City Department of Records officially announced the launch of the online photo database on April 24, 2012. Click here to view the NYC Municipal Photo Archive.
Associated Press Article
Published April 24, 2012
“Culled from the Municipal Archives collection of more than 2.2 million images going back to the mid-1800s, the photographs feature all manner of city oversight — from stately ports and bridges to grisly gangland killings.
The project was four years in the making, part of the department’s mission to make city records accessible to everyone, said department assistant commissioner Kenneth Cobb. ‘We all knew that we had fantastic photograph collections that no one would even guess that we had,’ Cobb said.”
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