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Thursday, July 4, 2013

Video, Photo Stills, Audio and Maps: New York City Municipal Photograph Archives Online Gallery of Over 870,000 Images

Video and Stills - New York City Municipal Photograph Archives Online Gallery of over 870,000 images. Selected from the world-class historical collections of the Archives, most of these unique photographs, maps, motion picture and audio recordings are being made accessible for the first time. Explore and search the collections.

Video: 1956 "City of Magic" (New York City)

Audio: 1957 "Langston Hughes" from a National Association of Authors panel discussion "The Writer’s Position in America"

Photo: 1931 "Copy of Photo Radio" by Eugene de Salignac, 1861-1943

Photo: 1935-41 "Tree of Hope" by WPA Federal Writers Project ("Tree of Hope" near Harlem's Lafayette Theatre, 131st Street and 7th Avenue. There is superstitious legend that to touch it brings good luck to actors seeking jobs)

Photo September 1936 "World Series"By Federal Writers Project (Mr. and Mrs. Babe Ruth watching World Series game with Kate Smith at the Polo Grounds. People asking "the Babe" to autograph programs, holding programs and pens out to him.)

Photo 1935-41 "Vaulted room of Grand Central Terminal, East 42nd and Vanderbilt Avenue, New York City" by Federal Artists Project (Shafts of sunlight penetrating through upper windows down into Terminal concourse, crowds gathering near information kiosk - clock on top center, left row ticket windows)