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    One of the Regulars Dismuke's Avatar
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    Large Collection of Vintage New York City Photos




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    Over 870,000 of the 2 plus million photos in the New York City Department of Records have been placed online. The photos date back as far as the 1880s.

    A nice article on it along with a few of the photos can be found at: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/arti...st_read_module

    To access the collection go to: http://www.nyc.gov/html/records/html/gallery/home.shtml Unfortunately, as I write this, all you get when you try to access it is a message saying that the server is overloaded and the suggestion to try again later. My guess is, since it is new, everybody is trying to sign in all at once. But hopefully the traffic will slow a bit over the next few days.
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    Never seen photos 100 years ago tell vivid story gritty New York City

    http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/arti...York-City.html
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    I grew up and still live close to Astoria Park. Funny to see the pool was always crowded! To avoid crowds some teenagers used to hop the fence at night and go swimming in peace.. until a night guard showed up.
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    I could only look at the pics on the UK sight but they were great to see. Thanks for posting.

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    These photos are fantastic! The ones in the article inspire me to spend more time looking through the collection. I would guess that other cities would have similar archives.

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    Phenomenal! I really enjoyed these.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dismuke View Post
    Unfortunately, as I write this, all you get when you try to access it is a message saying that the server is overloaded and the suggestion to try again later. My guess is, since it is new, everybody is trying to sign in all at once. But hopefully the traffic will slow a bit over the next few days.
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    I have not been able to access the site since it was annouced. They should have worked with Flickr to host the images if they can not handle the bandwidth.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Feraud View Post
    I grew up and still live close to Astoria Park. Funny to see the pool was always crowded! To avoid crowds some teenagers used to hop the fence at night and go swimming in peace.. until a night guard showed up.
    No surprise that the Hells Gate Bridge was inspiration for the Sydney Harbour Bridge.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jessesgirl08 View Post
    http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/arti...York-City.html
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    WOW these are great !
    I've seen alot of old pictures of the city but never these they are awesome .

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