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.