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NYPL releases trove of public-domain images

More than 180,000 images held in the archives of the New York Public Library were put online this week in what may be the largest web-based collection of photographs in the public domain.

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Broome Street, Nos. 504-506, Manhattan. 1935. By Berenice Abbott.

The library announced on its blog that users of the NYPL Digital Collections would contain easier-to-use links and filters to find restriction-free content. Power users will also have access to the database’s Digital Collections API, as well as additional tools added to the NYPL’s GitHub account.

 

In addition to photographs, the collection includes historic maps, botanical illustrations, unique manuscripts, ancient religious texts, and more.

Some of the photography collections available include:

The collection also includes historic maps, botanical illustrations, unique manuscripts, ancient religious texts and more. Visit nypl.org/publicdomain for information.

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Carrie and Alfred with Alfred’s pony ‘Tim’