Photographs depicting the history of the New-York Historical Society are now available online. Users can locate the photographs through the collection’s finding aid. Simply click on the thumbnail picture to view all of the photographs in a folder. Or just view the images through our Flickr account here. It is a simple and fun way to look at images of the Society throughout our history.
The photographs provide an overview of the cultural history of N-YHS and New York, including changes in the buildings and the content of museum exhibits.
Enjoy viewing the past homes of the Society, the Society’s Central Park West building under construction, old exhibit galleries, old staff parties, the Red Cross at N-YHS during World War II, Tom Thumb visiting the museum, and more.
A special thanks goes out to intern Jefferson Bailey who selected the images, digitized them, and put them into Flickr and then the finding aid.