The New York City Department of Records recently unveiled a massive online archive of over 800,000 scanned pictures. Here are but a few.
|In this July 29, 1908 photo, workers dig in the street along the sidewalk on the north side of Delancey Street in New York. (AP / New York City Municipal Archives, Department of Bridges/Plant & Structures, Eugene de Salignac)|
|In this Oct. 2, 1930 photo, workers assemble bricks to build the roadway on 28th Street in New York. (AP / New York City Municipal Archives, Borough President Manhattan)|
|In this Dec. 22, 1936 photo, a man looks at the Hudson River from the New York tower of the George Washington Bridge. (AP / New York City Municipal Archives, WPA Federal Writers' Project, Jack Rosenzwieg)|
|In this April 18, 1936 photo, the police booking photo of Charles “Lucky” Luciano is shown in New York. (AP / New York City Municipal Archives, DA Case Files)|
|In this May 18, 1940 photo, a man reads a newspaper on New York's 6th Ave. and 40th St, with the headline: “Nazi Army Now 75 Miles From Paris." (AP / New York City Municipal Archives, Borough President Manhattan)|