Historic Photos From the NYC Municipal Archives

Discussion in 'The Watering Hole' started by Luke, Jun 21, 2012.

  1. Luke

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  2. BBW

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    Excellent! I've just started looking but that first one is spectacular - and such a classic.
     
  3. Crsnydertx

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    Luke, thanks. I never get tired of looking at old photos, and this batch is superlative.
     
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  4. BBW

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    For those of us who know this city it's especially fascinating, I think. My father was born in 1910 and my mother in 1917. Both sets of grandparents were from Manhattan or Brooklyn, as were my parents.

    These photographs are astounding. I've just about fallen over looking at
    - what a truly amazingly beautiful image.
     
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  5. Luke

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    There are some pretty mind-boggling shots in there.
     
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  6. Crsnydertx

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    No. 41 shows the SS Normandie, once considered the best ocean liner to ever sail. Evidently it was commandeered for troop movements and burned in drydock during its refitting in 1942...
     
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    They sure would make an incredible book. Do you think we could get them to do a Blurb book?:wink: Seriously, impressive and very interesting.
     
  8. Crsnydertx

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    The archive contains 870,000 images...?! We're blessed to have so much visual history available online.
     
  9. BBW

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    WOW! Can we access them directly from the archives? I hadn't checked yet.
     
  10. Luke

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  11. BBW

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    Thanks so much, Luke. It's good to have the link in here.