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New York Public Library Digital Gallery Open to Public

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Posted 04 March 2005 - 11:36 PM

Free Online Collection of 275,000 Images from World-Renowned New York Public Library Launches March 3

Civil War Photographs, Illuminated Manuscripts, Japanese Prints, New York City Views, Early American Maps, and More Available in Unparalleled Database of Rare Items

A large, rich treasury of images from the collections of The New York Public Library will be accessible free of charge over the Internet starting tomorrow via NYPL Digital Gallery, according to Dr. Paul LeClerc, President of the Library. "By opening the doors of our acclaimed collections to users over the Internet, we are plunging fully into an exciting new era of Library service," said Dr. LeClerc. "These visual materials, many of which are unique to the Library, will be available to anyone in the world with an Internet connection at any time, free of charge. We see new possibilities for exciting intellectual discoveries and accomplishments by scholars, researchers, and artists from remote locations who will be able to easily use our materials."NYPL Digital Gallery is accessible at http://digitalgallery.nypl.org.

#2 casperamy


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Posted 05 March 2005 - 07:28 AM

Thanks Sergey,

This is a really great site!! I was a history major at university. I think the images on this site of New York and the American west in the 1800's are great.

Thanks alot for the link. :)



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Posted 05 March 2005 - 12:10 PM

You are most welcome! Hope that when you come accross something interesting on the Web you will share with us too!


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Posted 05 March 2005 - 12:21 PM

Actually visit to the NYPL Digital gallery is recommended to anyone who works on menu design - take for instance this collection - http://digitalgaller...title_id=268324 it really is a great source of inspiration!

#5 SenterBrands


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Posted 01 June 2005 - 09:47 PM

this site is amazing... lot to look and enjoy

#6 menno


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Posted 28 July 2005 - 09:22 PM

wow this site is great!! I like those old illustrations so much!

#7 red


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Posted 01 August 2005 - 04:16 PM

Geez, I wonder how long it took to compile pics taken within half a century!

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