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Description: Waist-up carte-de-visite portrait of Captain Nathaniel Marsh Edwards. Born in Haverhill, Massachusetts on July 5, 1837. 1st New York Volunteer Engineers on...

Date: 1937-05-24 

Description: Olga M. Stankowitz, stenographer, E.O. Snider, credit and collection manager, and P.I. Brandjord, collection correspondent, sit around a desk in an office...

Date: 1877 ca.

Description: Scene from Golden Ingots at the College of Mount Saint Vincent, founded by the Sisters of Charity of New York in 1847. Costumed students act outdoors in a...

Date: 1888-12-15 before

Description: Front and inside front covers of a menu with a three-dimensional violin, a stringed bow, a sprig of cloth holly leaves and three berries, and a blue ribbon...

Date: 1968 ca.

Description: Close-up of a metal doorway in the East Village with multiple handmade posters and graffiti proclaiming a strike.

Photograph

American Flag

Date: 1969 

Description: An American flag hangs near the construction of the World Trade Center towers.

Photograph

Elmer E. Ellsworth

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Description: Full-length carte-de-visite portrait of Colonel Elmer E. Ellsworth, F & S, 11th New York Infantry, in dress clothes. He was born in Malta, New York, but mo...

Date: 1900 ca.

Description: Cigar box label with portraits of inventors Thomas Edison, Eli Whitney, Robert Fulton, Cyrus McCormick, Richard March Hoe. Around the edges are illustratio...

Photograph

Lucius Fairchild

Date: 1863-11 ca.

Description: Photograph of Lucius Fairchild of the 2nd Wisconsin made by Mathew Brady in Washington, D.C. about three months after the Battle of Gettysburg. Severely wo...

Date: 1968 ca.

Description: Close-up of a motorcycle with a package lashed to the back is parked at the curb in Inwood Hill Park. Park goers are visible on the grassy hill in the back...

Date: 1932 

Description: Manny bartending at The Strollers.

Date:  date unknown

Description: Interior view of the Washington bedroom at the Van Cortlandt house featuring a canopied bed, a Dutch-style carved cradle, other carved furniture, and hangi...

Date: 1968 ca.

Description: A hot dog vendor prepares a hot dog at a stand in Battery park. The cart counter is filled with condiments. A building with a wrap-around window wall is i...

Date: 1881 

Description: Stereographic view of a street in the “Five Points” slum district.

Date:  date unknown

Description: Exterior of Enid A. Haupt Conservatory at the New York Botanical Garden, founded in 1896. A path lined by two small fences leads to the door of the buildi...

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Description: Engraved quarter-length carte-de-visite portrait of Major General Henry Wager Halleck. In November 1861, President Lincoln appointed Halleck as a Major Gen...

Photograph

The Island's Edge

Date: 1969 ca.

Description: The Island's Edge, Williamsburg Bridge, East River.

Date: 1943-04-04 

Description: One member of the U.S. Coast Guard Hospital Corps class demonstrates the method of treating a leg injury while fellow classmen look on and make notes. The...

Date: 1968 ca.

Description: Close up of a fortune teller's shop front on Coney Island. The multiple signs read, "Reader and Advisor" "Have Your Hand Writing Analyzed" "We Give Card...

Date:  date unknown

Description: Exterior of the Metropolitan Museum of Art, founded in 1870. The building, completed in 1880, features neoclassical architecture. In front of the museum,...

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