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New York City Collection

Background imageNew York City 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 City 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 City 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 City 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 City 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 City 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 City 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 City 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 City 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 City 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 City 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 City 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 City 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 City 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 City 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 City 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 City 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 City 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 City 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 City 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 City 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 City 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 City Collection: BUSN2A-00242

BUSN2A-00242
Harpers Weekly special automobile issue, 1907. Printed color lithograph cover

Background imageNew York City Collection: Strait jacket used on a mentally ill patient

Strait jacket used on a mentally ill patient
Insane asylum use of the strait jacket to restrain patients, New York City, 1870s. Hand-colored woodcut of a 19th century illustration

Background imageNew York City Collection: Western Union office in New York City, 1870s

Western Union office in New York City, 1870s
Western Union Companys telegraph operations in New York City, 1870s. Hand-colored woodcut of a 19th-century illustration

Background imageNew York City Collection: BUSN2A-00043

BUSN2A-00043
Dutch merchants trading with Native Americans on Manhattan Island, 1600s. Hand-colored woodcut of a 19th-century illustration

Background imageNew York City Collection: New York Ledger newspaper ad, late 1800s

New York Ledger newspaper ad, late 1800s
Advertisement for the Christmas issue of the New York Ledger, 1891. Hand-colored woodcut

Background imageNew York City Collection: Pushcarts of fruit vendors in New York City

Pushcarts of fruit vendors in New York City
New York City peddlers chased away by a policeman, circa 1900. Printed color halftone reproduction of an illustration

Background imageNew York City Collection: Castle Garden arrival of immigrants, 1870s

Castle Garden arrival of immigrants, 1870s
Immigrants arriving at Castle Garden, New York City, 1870s. Hand-colored woodcut of a 19th-century illustration

Background imageNew York City Collection: HUSG2A-00002

HUSG2A-00002
Ellis Island buildings in New York harbor, 1901. Hand-colored halftone reproduction of a photograph

Background imageNew York City Collection: Hopeful immigrants in the port of New York, 1800s

Hopeful immigrants in the port of New York, 1800s
Immigrants waiting for entry at Castle Garden, New York harbor, 1880s. Hand-colored woodcut of a 19th-century illustration

Background imageNew York City Collection: Ellis Island, port of entry for European immigrants, 1903

Ellis Island, port of entry for European immigrants, 1903
European immigrants arriving at Ellis Island in New York City, 1903. Hand-colored halftone reproduction of a contemporary illustration

Background imageNew York City Collection: Busy telegraph office in New York City, 1860s

Busy telegraph office in New York City, 1860s
People sending wires at the American Telegraph Company office on Broadway at Liberty Street, New York City, 1860s. Hand-colored woodcut of a 19th-century illustration

Background imageNew York City Collection: Blackwells Island Lunatic Asylum, New York City, 1860s

Blackwells Island Lunatic Asylum, New York City, 1860s
Patients in the yard of Blackwells Island Lunatic Asylum, New York harbor, 1860s. Hand-colored woodcut of a 19th-century illustration

Background imageNew York City Collection: Peter Stuyvesant in New Amsterdam

Peter Stuyvesant in New Amsterdam
Governor Stuyvesant haranguing citizens of New Amsterdam, 1600s. Hand-colored woodcut of a 19th-century illustration

Background imageNew York City Collection: Wiring New York City for electricity, 1880s

Wiring New York City for electricity, 1880s
Workers testing the insulation of electric wires going in the streets of New York City, 1882. Hand-colored woodcut of a 19th-century illustration

Background imageNew York City Collection: Quaker in New Amsterdam, 1600s

Quaker in New Amsterdam, 1600s
Quaker woman preaching to Dutch colonists in New Amsterdam (now New York City), 1600s. Hand-colored woodcut of a 19th-century illustration

Background imageNew York City Collection: Italian immigrants tenement in New York City, 1870s

Italian immigrants tenement in New York City, 1870s
Ragpickers Court on Mulberry Street in the Italian neighborhood, New York City, 1870s. Hand-colored woodcut of a 19th-century illustration

Background imageNew York City Collection: Homeless boys sleeping in an alley, 1890s

Homeless boys sleeping in an alley, 1890s
Homeless street boys sleeping in an alley in New York City, 1890s. Hand-colored woodcut reproduction of a 19th-century photograph

Background imageNew York City Collection: Irish immigrant shantytown in New York City

Irish immigrant shantytown in New York City
Irish immigrant family on a summer evening in the shantytown at the Five Points, New York City, 1870s. Hand-colored woodcut of a 19th-century illustration

Background imageNew York City Collection: Peter Minuit buying Manhattan Island for a Dutch colony

Peter Minuit buying Manhattan Island for a Dutch colony
Dutch trading trinkets with Native Americans for Manhattan Island, 1631. Hand-colored woodcut of a 19th-century illustration

Background imageNew York City Collection: New Amsterdam, mid-1600s

New Amsterdam, mid-1600s
View of New Amsterdam at the foot of Manhattan Island, mid-1600s. Hand-colored 19th-century woodcut reproduction of a 17th-century illustration by Augustine Herman

Background imageNew York City Collection: Native American longhouses on Manhattan Island

Native American longhouses on Manhattan Island
Manhattan Island when the first Europeans arrived. Hand colored engraving of a 19th-century illustration

Background imageNew York City Collection: Crowded streets of New York City, 1880s

Crowded streets of New York City, 1880s
Horse-drawn traffic jam on Broadway in New York City, 1880s. Hand-colored woodcut of a 19th-century illustration

Background imageNew York City Collection: New Netherland surrendered to the English, 1664

New Netherland surrendered to the English, 1664
Dutch governor Peter Stuyvesant marching out of New Amsterdam, 1664. Hand-colored woodcut of a 19th-century illustration

Background imageNew York City Collection: Immigrant neighborhood in New York City, early 1900s

Immigrant neighborhood in New York City, early 1900s
Crowds of immigrants on an East Side street in New York City, early 1900s. Halftone reproduction of a color illustration by George Wright

Background imageNew York City Collection: Jewish immigrants in New York City, 1890s

Jewish immigrants in New York City, 1890s
Russo-Polish Jew community in New York City, 1890s. Hand-colored halftone reproduction of a 19th-century illustration

Background imageNew York City Collection: Brooklyn Ferry on the Manhattan shore, 1700s

Brooklyn Ferry on the Manhattan shore, 1700s
Brooklyn Ferry loading to cross the East River to Long Island, 1700s. Hand-colored woodcut of a 19th-century illustration



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