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Apr 27, 2012

AMAZING ARCHIVAL PHOTOS

Oh how I wish I had more photos to share with you but alas the New York City Archives web site is down to the overwhelming traffic that has come to the site since they announced the release of around 780,000 archival photos of the New York area from the mid 1800s to the early 1900s. So here I am telling all of you about it and that of course will just increase their traffic. I didn’t think this out very well did I?

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This photo is of the Lower East Side 1908. What language is the bottom half of that sign written in?

I learned of this release from the genealogy newsletter put out by Dick Eastman.

His newsletters have given me more advice and information than any other genealogy resource I have found anywhere.

3 comments:

Lynn said...

I'm heading over there right now!

Muddy Boot Dreams said...

I had heard about these archives....they are pretty amazing aren't they?

Love that you showed us them, and reminded us, sorry that it made it more clogged up, lol.

Jen @ Muddy Boot Dreams

Kasia said...

Well done! lol Im off to browse the gallery! Thank you! :)

Hugs,

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