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Background imageNew York Collection: Erie Canal route

Erie Canal route
Map of the Erie Canal across New York state, 1800s. Hand-colored woodcut of a 19th-century illustration

Background imageNew York Collection: Thomas Nast cartoon about Boss Tweed corruption

Thomas Nast cartoon about Boss Tweed corruption
" Who stole the peoples money? Twas him" cartoon about Tammany Hall scandal, 1871. Hand-colored woodcut reproduction of a Thomas Nast cartoon

Background imageNew York Collection: Albany & Buffalo Railroad schedule, 1843

Albany & Buffalo Railroad schedule, 1843
Albany & Buffalo Railroad timetable, showing fares and routes, 1843. Hand-colored woodcut of a 19th-century printed piece

Background imageNew York Collection: Erie Canal barge at Troy, New York

Erie Canal barge at Troy, New York
Barge on the Erie Canal at West Troy, New York, in the late 1800s. Hand-colored halftone reproduction of a 19th-century illustration

Background imageNew York Collection: South Street docks in New York City, 1870s

South Street docks in New York City, 1870s
Merchant ships unloading along South Street, New York City, 1870s. Hand-colored woodcut of a 19th-century illustration

Background imageNew York Collection: Busy Brooklyn Bridge the year it opened, 1883

Busy Brooklyn Bridge the year it opened, 1883
Traffic on the Brooklyn Bridge, seen from the Manhattan side, 1883. Hand-colored woodcut of a 19th-century illustration

Background imageNew York Collection: Battle of Long Island, New York, Revolutionary War

Battle of Long Island, New York, Revolutionary War
Retreat of American army from Long Island after defeat by the British, 1776. Hand-colored engraving of a 19th-century illustration

Background imageNew York Collection: Erie Canal locks

Erie Canal locks
Boat in the Erie Canal locks at Lockport, New York, 1870s. Hand-colored woodcut of a 19th-century illustration

Background imageNew York Collection: Brooklyn Bridge when newly opened, 1883

Brooklyn Bridge when newly opened, 1883
Brooklyn Bridge over the East River, looking toward Manhattan, 1883. Hand-colored woodcut of a 19th-century illustration

Background imageNew York Collection: Abandoned baby found by police, New York City, 1890s

Abandoned baby found by police, New York City, 1890s
Policeman bringing in an abandoned infant found in an alley on a winter night, New York City, 1890s. Hand-colored woodcut reproduction of a 19th-century photograph

Background imageNew York Collection: US Navy base at Sackets Harbor, NY, 1814

US Navy base at Sackets Harbor, NY, 1814
Sackets Harbor on Lake Ontario in 1814, a US Naval station in the War of 1812. Hand-colored woodcut of a 19th century illustration

Background imageNew York Collection: Irish Brigade memorial on Little Round Top, Gettysburg battlefield

Irish Brigade memorial on Little Round Top, Gettysburg battlefield
Irish wolfhound on the monument to NYs Irish Brigade, Little Round Top, Gettysburg Battlefield. Photograph

Background imageNew York Collection: NATI2A-00044

NATI2A-00044
Map of the Six Iroquois Nations in Pennsylvania and New York, 1771. Hand-colored woodcut reproduction of an 18th-century document

Background imageNew York Collection: Erie Canal at Schenedtady, New York

Erie Canal at Schenedtady, New York
Erie Canal barge towed through Schenectady, New York, 1800s. Hand-colored woodcut of a 19th-century illustration

Background imageNew York Collection: Moving artillery in the French and Indian War

Moving artillery in the French and Indian War
Colonial artillery passing over Appalachian Mountains, French and Indian War. Hand-colored woodcut of a 19th-century Darley illustration

Background imageNew York Collection: 15th New York Battery memorial, Gettysburg Battlefield

15th New York Battery memorial, Gettysburg Battlefield
Memorial to the 15th New York Battery, Gettysburg Battlefield. Photograph

Background imageNew York Collection: New York harbor, 1850s

New York harbor, 1850s
New York City, viewed from Brooklyn, 1850s. Hand-colored woodcut of a 19th-century illustration

Background imageNew York Collection: Manhattan map, 1780s

Manhattan map, 1780s
John Hills map of New York City, surveyed in 1782, drawn in 1785. Hand-colored woodcut reproduction of an 18th-century illustration

Background imageNew York Collection: New York City map, 1767

New York City map, 1767
Map of New York City in 1767. Hand-colored woodcut of an 18th-century illustration

Background imageNew York Collection: Sleighs in the 19th century

Sleighs in the 19th century
Sleigh travel on a road in winter, 1800s. Hand-colored woodcut of a 19th-century illustration

Background imageNew York Collection: Mohawk and Hudson Railroad, 1831

Mohawk and Hudson Railroad, 1831
First steam train on the Mohawk and Hudson Railroad, New York, 1831. Hand-colored woodcut of a 19th-century illustration

Background imageNew York Collection: New Amsterdam canal, 1600s

New Amsterdam canal, 1600s
Dutch colonists using the canal in Broad Street, New Amsterdam, 1600s. Hand-colored woodcut of a 19th-century illustration

Background imageNew York Collection: Lighting the gas lamps for a dinner party, 1800s

Lighting the gas lamps for a dinner party, 1800s
Guests awaiting the return of gas-light during a Christmas dinner-party, New York City, 1870s. Hand-colored woodcut of a 19th century illustration

Background imageNew York Collection: Towing Erie Canal barges on the Hudson River

Towing Erie Canal barges on the Hudson River
Erie Canal grain-boats towed down the Hudson River to New York City, 1870s. Hand-colored woodcut of a 19th-century illustration

Background imageNew York Collection: Lake Erie grain boat in a snowstorm

Lake Erie grain boat in a snowstorm
Steamship carrying grain on Lake Erie in a snowstorm, headed for Buffalo, New York, 1880s. Hand-colored woodcut of a 19th-century illustration

Background imageNew York Collection: West Point artillery drill, 1850s

West Point artillery drill, 1850s
Artillery practice at the US Military Academy, West Point, 1850s. Hand-colored woodcut of a 19th-century illustration

Background imageNew York Collection: Shaker ceremony, New Lebanon, New York, 1870s

Shaker ceremony, New Lebanon, New York, 1870s
Shakers religious service in the meeting-house at New Lebanon, New York, 1870s. Hand-colored woodcut of a 19th-century illustration

Background imageNew York Collection: Police Commissioner Roosevelt and NY Governor Cleveland, 1884

Police Commissioner Roosevelt and NY Governor Cleveland, 1884
NY Governor Grover Cleveland and Police Commissioner Theodore Roosevelt signing reform bill, 1884. Hand-colored woodcut of a 19th-century illustration

Background imageNew York Collection: Wall Streets Tontine Coffee House in the late 1700s

Wall Streets Tontine Coffee House in the late 1700s
Tontine Coffee House, corner of Water and Wall Street, meeting-place of New York brokers who formed the NY Stock Exchange. Hand-colored woodcut of a 19th-century illustration

Background imageNew York Collection: Immigrant waiting-room at Ellis Island, circa 1900

Immigrant waiting-room at Ellis Island, circa 1900
Detained immigrants waiting, Ellis Island, New York, late 1800s. Hand-colored halftone reproduction of an illustration

Background imageNew York Collection: Erie Canal boats wintering in New York harbor

Erie Canal boats wintering in New York harbor
Erie Canal boats anchored for the winter at the East River docks, New York City, 1880s. Hand-colored woodcut of a 19th-century illustration

Background imageNew York Collection: Brooklyn Bridge, New York City, 1883

Brooklyn Bridge, New York City, 1883
The new Brooklyn Bridge over the East River, New York City, 1883. Hand-colored woodcut of a 19th-century illustration

Background imageNew York Collection: Dutch colonists in early New Amsterdam

Dutch colonists in early New Amsterdam
Dutch settlers outdoors along the Battery, New Amsterdam, 1600s. Hand-colored woodcut of a 19th century illustration

Background imageNew York Collection: BUSN2P-00001

BUSN2P-00001
Book and magazine printing press at Harper & Bros. New York City, early 1900s. Printed halftone of a photograph

Background imageNew York Collection: Manhattan map, 1789

Manhattan map, 1789
Map of the City of New York, 1789. Hand-colored woodcut reproduction of an 18th century illustration

Background imageNew York Collection: Traders outside the New York Stock Exchange, 1912

Traders outside the New York Stock Exchange, 1912
Busy curb market outside the NY Stock Exchange, early 1900s. Halftone reproduction of an illustration

Background imageNew York Collection: Opening the Erie Canal, 1825

Opening the Erie Canal, 1825
New York Governor Dewitt Clinton on the ceremonial first boat to open the Erie Canal, 1825. Hand-colored woodcut of a 19th-century illustration

Background imageNew York Collection: EXPL2A-00184

EXPL2A-00184
Part of the 1613 Samuel de Champlain map of New France. Hand-colored woodcut of a 19th-century reproduction of the original ma

Background imageNew York Collection: Arnolds treason discovered with the arrest of John Andre, 1780

Arnolds treason discovered with the arrest of John Andre, 1780
British agent Andre trying to bribe his captors with his watch to avoid discovery of Arnolds treason, 1780. Hand-colored engraving of a 19th-century illustration

Background imageNew York Collection: Erie Canal boats at their New York City dock

Erie Canal boats at their New York City dock
Erie Canal boats anchored on the Hudson River, New York City, 1850s. Hand-colored woodcut of a 19th-century illustration

Background imageNew York Collection: Stagecoach stop in a town along the post road

Stagecoach stop in a town along the post road
Village stagecoach stop to change horses, early 1800s. Color halftone reproduction of an S.M. Arthurs illustration

Background imageNew York Collection: End of the Revolutionary War announced by signal-fires

End of the Revolutionary War announced by signal-fires
Beacon-fires in the hills along the Hudson River celebrating end of Revolutionary War, 1783. Hand-colored woodcut of a 19th-century illustration

Background imageNew York Collection: Brooklyn Bridge opened by President Chester Arthur

Brooklyn Bridge opened by President Chester Arthur
President Chester A. Arthur presiding over the opening of the Brooklyn Bridge, 1883. Hand-colored woodcut of a 19th-century illustration

Background imageNew York Collection: Colonial New York harbor, 1667

Colonial New York harbor, 1667
New York City after its surrender by the Dutch, 1667. Hand-colored halftone reproduction of a 17th-century illustration

Background imageNew York Collection: Entrance to the Erie Canal at Buffalo, New York, 1880s

Entrance to the Erie Canal at Buffalo, New York, 1880s
Lake Erie freighters and Erie Canal barges along the waterfront of Buffalo, New York, 1880s. Hand-colored woodcut of a 19th-century illustration

Background imageNew York Collection: Racing heavy canoes on a northern river, 1800s

Racing heavy canoes on a northern river, 1800s
A bateau (boat) race in the north woods, 1800s. Hand-colored woodcut of a 19th-century illustration

Background imageNew York Collection: Double-play in a New York / Boston baseball game, 1886

Double-play in a New York / Boston baseball game, 1886
New York baseball team making a double-play against Boston, 1886. Hand-colored woodcut of a 19th-century illustration

Background imageNew York Collection: BUSN2A-00019

BUSN2A-00019
Early electric car advertisement for the Babcock Electric Victoria Phaeton, 1907. Hand-colored halftone of a 20th-century printed newspaper ad



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