January 24, 2022

New Research Tool: “Photo Map Will Bring You Back To Old NYC, Block By Block”

Say hello to OldNYC!

From Gothamist:

Between the NYPL, the MCNY, the Municipal Archives, the Library of Congress, and countless other resources holding images from New York City’s past, you could almost visually recreate an older version of the city on your desktop. That’s pretty much what one man—software engineer Dan Vanderkam—has done, using the NYPL’s massive database of images.

From the OldNYC About Page:

This site provides an alternative way of browsing the NYPL’s incredible Photographic Views of New York City, 1870s-1970s collection. Its goal is to help you discover the history behind the places you see every day.

Direct to OldNYC “Mapping Historical Photos From NYPL”

See Also: Same Person is Also Developer of OldSF
Uses historical images from San Francisco Public Library.

About Gary Price

Gary Price (gprice@mediasourceinc.com) is a librarian, writer, consultant, and frequent conference speaker based in the Washington D.C. metro area. Before launching INFOdocket, Price and Shirl Kennedy were the founders and senior editors at ResourceShelf and DocuTicker for 10 years. From 2006-2009 he was Director of Online Information Services at Ask.com, and is currently a contributing editor at Search Engine Land.