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  • Artistry & Athleticism: Dance in the Digital Collections

    By Carrie McBride, Communications | August 3, 2022
    In dance styles as diverse as vaudeville and burlesque to ballet and Broadway, there is something for every dance lover.
  • Views from the Digital Collections: America's National Parks

    By Carrie McBride, Communications | July 15, 2022
    Take a brief "vacation" to visit some of the parks through these vintage images.
  • Views from the Digital Collections: Shakespeare in the Park

    By Carrie McBride, Communications | June 17, 2022
    We have hundreds of online images from these beloved productions including photos of performances, rehearsals, the stage, and audience.
  • Views from the Digital Collections: The 42nd Street Library

    By Carrie McBride, Communications | May 23, 2022
    Images of the beloved building that has hosted researchers, readers, and tourists from around the world.
  • Historical Photographs of Nurses in the Digital Collections

    By Carrie McBride, Communications | May 5, 2022
    Nurses not only provide care for patients, but they have advanced the fields of medicine and public health through innovation and advocacy.
  • Views from the Digital Collections: The Bronx with William Meyers

    By Cierra Bland, Social Media Manager | May 4, 2022
    Photography’s love affair with NYC has typically been with Manhattan, but Meyers explored overlooked locations like these in the Bronx. 
  • Views from the Digital Collections: Immigrants Arriving at Ellis Island

    By Carrie Mcbride, Blog Editor | April 14, 2022
    Our Digital Collections contain many photographs of Ellis Island and the people who arrived there seeking a better life.
  • Views from the Digital Collections: New York in 1950

    By Carrie McBride, Communications | March 30, 2022
    To celebrate the release of the 1950 Census let's take a look at some images from that year in New York City.
  • After the Storm: New York City in Photos

    By Carrie McBride, Communications | January 27, 2022
    These photographs, from NYPL's vast Digital Collections, go as far back as 1895 and show some of the delights and challenges that snow brin…
  • Vintage Sporting Photos To Get You in Winter Olympics Mode

    By Carrie Mcbride, Blog Editor | January 18, 2022

    As you await the start of the Winter Games, let's flash back to an earlier time in winter sports before high-tech gear, wicking fabrics, an…