720,000 Newly Digitized Historic Photos Show Where New Yorkers Lived In The 1940s

Posted by Jean-Yves on Nov 26, 2018

The Department of Records & Information Services is home to a lot of documents and photographs; from Lindsay administration memos to crime scene photos, the expansive collection draws from 50 NYC agencies. The archives are so vast that it’s taking a while to digitize everything, but they did just release 720,000 images online.

The latest photo dump brings their 1940s tax photos online; tax photographs were taken by the City’s property tax office (or rather, by freelancers which they paid via funding from the Depression-era Works Progress Administration) as part of their assessment process.


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What is the New York city web site to obtain the 1940 Building photo’s from the Cities Tax Office?

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