NYC History Portrayed in Photo Database

The New York City Department of Records announced the debut of a new photo database that displays images of New York City and its municipal operations on the internet for the first time.

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The New York City Department of Records officially announced the debut of a new photo database that displays images of New York City and its municipal operations to the public on the internet for the first time. Click to see more of the historic images and visit the NYC Dept. of Records to access the database.
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In this Sept. 30, 1936 photo, a man hands a program to baseball legend Babe Ruth, center, as he is joined by his second wife Clare, center left, and singer Kate Smith, front left, in the grandstand during Game 1 of the World Series at the Polo Grounds in New York.
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In this circa 1890 photo a pair of girls walk east along 42nd Street in New York. Acker, Merrall and Condit wine shop delivery wagons are on the right and the C.C. Shayne Furrier company is on the left.
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In this May 18, 1940 photo a man reads a newspaper on New York's Sixth Avenue and 40th Street, with the headline: "Nazi Army Now 75 Miles From Paris."
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In this June 5, 1908 photo the superstructure from the Manhattan Bridge rises above Washington Street in New York.
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In this Oct. 7, 1914 photo painters are suspended from wires on the Brooklyn Bridge above the New York skyline.
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In this April 18, 1936 photo provided by the New York City Municipal Archives, the police booking photo of Charles "Lucky" Luciano is shown in New York.
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In this Oct. 2, 1930 photo workers assemble bricks to build the roadway on 28th Street.
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In this July 29, 1908 photo workers dig in the street along the sidewalk on the north side of Delancey Street.
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This circa 1983-1988 photo provided by the New York City Municipal Archives shows 172 Norfolk St., which is now the Angel Orensanz Foundation.
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In this 1918 photo provided by the New York City Municipal Archives, police work a homicide after children found the body of Gaspare Candella stuffed in a burlap-covered drum out in the middle of a Brooklyn, N.Y. field.
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In this 1915 photo two men were discovered dead at the bottom of an elevator shaft in a 12-story Manhattan building, as if dumped there, one man sprawled on top of the other.
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