New York Historical Society, Photographs of New York City and Beyond

The extensive photograph collections at the New-York Historical Society are particularly strong in portraits and documentary images of New York-area buildings and street scenes from 1839 to 1945, although contemporary photography continues to be collected. This website presents over 30,000 photographic prints and negatives depicting New York City in the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries. For information about Rights and Reproductions, please visit