January 28, 2022

Historic Photography Project Dusted Off And Digitized By The NYPL

From Gothamist:

Recently the New York Public Library released over 40,000 images digitally from the Great Depression, including some shot in New York City, and over 1,000 that have not been published in other collections documenting the era.

This week The NY Times explained how the photos finally got dusted off for their digital debut: “None of the prints were cataloged until Stephen Pinson, a photography curator, came to the New York Public Library in 2005. He hired two catalogers and they discovered that some 1,000 photos in the New York collection were not among the negatives in the Library of Congress collection. Some of the New York Public Library prints don’t seem to appear in the Library of Congress online catalog at all.”

The New York Times Article
Includes selected images from the collection.

Direct to Complete Collection (via NYPL Digital Library)

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