Recently Digitized Collections

birds of America, from drawings made in the United States and their territories. By John James Audubon
506 items
[Album of photographs of Japan.]
67 items
Sophia Peabody Hawthorne collection of papers, 1775-1949 bulk (1822-1871).
1,560 items
Photographs of the Catskill water supply system in process of construction.]
310 items
Pervaia vystavka rossiiskago narodnago uzornago shit'ia, ustroennaia v 1883-1884 g. K. Dalmatovym v S. Peterburgie.
20 items
Mikhail Baryshnikov Archive
497 items
Magazin DP.
1,360 items
De la bataille judaïque.
534 items
Caucasus : an album of photographs.
274 items
Buttolph collection of menus
18,964 items
American anti-slavery almanac
55 items
Al'bom ofitserskikh polkovykh grupp. Gvardeiskii korpus.
28 items
tragedy of the Negro in America : a condensed history of the enslavment, sufferings, emancipation, present condition and progress of the Negro race in the United States of America.
14 items
Thomas Addis Emmet collection, 1483-1876, bulk (1700-1800)
4,576 items
Isadora Duncan : studies.]
11 items
Weltchronik.
14 items
The Pilgrimage of the soul.
33 items
Les Voeux du Paon
17 items
Seiro Bijin awase sugata kagami
17 items
Vignettes, titres, frontispieces.]
25 items
Savage Africa; being the narrative of a tour in equatorial, southwestern and northwestern Africa; with notes on the habits of the gorilla; on the existence of unicorns and tailed men; on the slave-trade; on the origin, character and capabilities of the
11 items
Music and some highly musical people; containing brief chapters on 1. A description of music. 2. The music of nature. 3. A glance at the history of music. 4. The power, beauty, and uses of music. Following which are given sketches of the lives of remarkab
11 items
traite des négres et la croisade africaine, comprenant la lettre encyclique de Leon XIII sur l'esclavage, le discours du cardinal Lavigerie, les temoignages des grands explorateurs: Livingstone, Cameron, Stanley, des missionnaires francais, etc. ainsi que
12 items
Projet de deux toiletes répresentant toutes les pièces qui en dépendent ornées de figures, de sujets allégoriques et des attributs qui leurs sont propres. Ces toiletes peuvent être éxécutées en or, en argent et en porcelaine; cette collection formera une
12 items
New Testament Of Ovr Lord Iesvs Christ, Translated out of Greeke by Theod. Beza: With briefe Summaries and expositions vpon the hard places by the said Auctor, Ioac. Camerar. and P. Loseler Villerius. Englished by L. Tomson. Together with the Annotations
12 items
Description des cérémonies et des fêtes qui ont eu lieu pour le couronnement de leurs majestés Napoléon, empereur des Français et roi d'Italie, et Joséphine, son auguste épouse : recueil de décorations exécutées dans l'église de Notre-Dame de Paris èt au
13 items
Collection of World War I photographs issued by the Division of Pictures of the Committee on Public Information of the United States. Collection of World War I photographs issued by the Division of Pictures of the Committee on Public Information of the Un
13 items
Fifty years in the gospel ministry; twenty-seven years in the pastorate; sixteen years' active service as chaplain in the U.S. army; seven years professor in Wilberforce university; two trips to Europe; a trip in Mexico. In two parts,with appropriate illu
14 items
story of my life: or, The sunshine and shadow of seventy years, by Mary A. Livermore ... with hitherto unrecorded incidents and recollections of three years' experience as an army nurse in the great Civil War, and reminiscences of twenty-five years' exper
15 items
The present state of the Cape of Good Hope: or, A particular account of the several nations of the Hottentots: their religion, government, laws, customs, ceremonies, and opinions; their art of war, professions, language, genius, &c. Together with a short
15 items

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Photography Collections See More

Bill Barvin Location Photograph Archive
213 items
Morris Rosenfeld Photographs
260 items
Walter Silver photographs
2,431 items
Dinanda Nooney Brooklyn photograph collection
576 items
New York Subways
42 items
Martha Swope photographs
27,764 items
Outer Boroughs: New York beyond Manhattan
86 items
Billy Rose Theatre Collection photograph file
49,108 items
Photographs from the American country woman series
46 items
Variety, vaudeville & burlesque.
189 items
Photographic views of New York City, 1870's-1970's, from the collections of the New York Public Library
34,748 items
New York Public Library photographs
30 items
Friedman-Abeles photograph collection
27,397 items
Drugstore Photographs, Or, A Trip Along the Yangtze River, 1999, by Dylan Stone
25,428 items
The Middle East in Early Prints and Photographs
9,194 items
Kenn Duncan Photograph Archive, ca. 1960-1986
6,959 items
Russia and Eastern Europe in Rare Photographs, 1860- 1945
5,086 items
Vandamm theatrical photographs, 1900-1957.
3,137 items
Photographs of Indonesia
1,841 items
White Studio theatrical photographs
1,620 items
Photographic views of New York City, 1870's-1970's, from the collections of the New York Public Library. Supplement.
1,569 items
Dance in Photographs and Prints
1,501 items
Photographic views of the United States
1,327 items
Asia and the Eastern Pacific Rim in Early Prints and Photographs
1,156 items
Photographs taken by inspectors of the New York City Tenement House Department
1,102 items
Farm Security Administration Photographs
2,581 items
Collection of photographs of New York City
813 items
Photographs of General Motors and Chrysler car and truck models, 1902 - 1938.
734 items
Metropolis: New York City Water and Transit Infrastructure in Photographs
669 items
The Luso-Hispanic New World in Early Prints and Photographs
651 items

Collections About New York City See More

Photographic views of New York City, 1870's-1970's, from the collections of the New York Public Library
34,748 items
Photographic views of New York City, 1870's-1970's, from the collections of the New York Public Library. Supplement.
1,569 items
New York World's Fair 1939-1940 records
13,598 items
Atlases of New York City
11,685 items
Photographs taken by inspectors of the New York City Tenement House Department
1,102 items
Streetscape and Townscape of Metropolitan New York City,1860-1942
1,382 items
Doors, NYC.
3,122 items
The Eno collection of New York City views
708 items
Changing New York
344 items
Collection of photographs of New York City, 1931-1942]
335 items
Metropolis: New York City Water and Transit Infrastructure in Photographs
669 items
Fifth Avenue, New York, from start to finish
84 items
New York World's Fair 1964-1965 Corporation records
86 items
Photographic negatives of the New York City Tenement House Department, 1902-1914
69 items
Street views of New York City.
69 items
New York (City) Museum of Modern Art photographs
72 items
Album of photographs showing construction of the cable road on Broadway, New York City, in 1891.
56 items
Photographic views of the construction of the New York City subway system, 1901-1905.
31 items
Album of photographs depicting the construction of the Broadway line, New York City Subway.]
27 items
"Classic Six:" New York City Apartment Building Living, 1880s-1910s
1,444 items
Portraits of immigrants at Ellis Island, New York.
14 items
Staten Island post cards
766 items
Collection of photographs of East River and Hudson River piers, Manhattan
99 items
New York City theater marquees, 1997- .
80 items
Drugstore Photographs, Or, A Trip Along the Yangtze River, 1999, by Dylan Stone
25,428 items
Collection of photographs of New York City
813 items

Nature Collections See More

viviparous quadrupeds of North America
153 items
natural history of the amphibious carnivora, including the walrus and seals, also of the herbivorous cetacea, &c.
33 items
pigeons, par Madame Knip, nee Pauline de Courcelles paintre d'histoire naturelle ... Le texte par ... Themminck.
88 items
Livre de divers animaux pour dessus de portes par les meilleurs maitres.
12 items
Moths and butterflies of the United States east of the Rocky Mountains; with over 400 photographic illustrations in the text and many transfers of species from life, by Sherman F. Denton
163 items
botanique mise à la porteé de tout le monde; ou, Collection des plantes d'usage dans la médecine, dans les alimens et dans les arts.
474 items
Photographs of British algae: cyanotype impressions
285 items
birds of America, from drawings made in the United States and their territories. By John James Audubon
506 items
The birds of Europe
463 items
birds of eastern North America; with original descriptions of all the species which occur east of the Mississippi River, between the Arctic circle and the Gulf of Mexico, with full notes upon their habits, etc.
33 items
Butterflies of the eastern United States and Canada, with special reference to New England. By Samuel Hubbard Scudder.
99 items
common objects of the sea shore : including hints for an aquarium
13 items
common objects of the sea shore : including hints for an aquarium.
13 items
deer of all lands; a history of the family Cervidae living and extinct, by R. Lydekker.
28 items
fishes of North America that are captured on hook and line. With eighty colored plates made from oil portraits of living fishes before their color tints had faded. By William C. Harris ... Volume I.
44 items
The natural history of Carolina, Florida, and the Bahama Islands...2nd ed.
227 items
natural history of Washington territory and Oregon, with much relating to Minnesota, Nebraska, Kansas, Utah, and California ... being those parts of the final reports on the survey of the Northern Pacific Railroad route, relating to the natural history of
60 items
natural history of fishes of the perch family.
36 items
new and heretofore unfigured species of birds of North America.
75 items
new natural history, by Richard Lydekker ...
114 items
zoology of Captain Beechey's voyage
46 items
zoology of the voyage of H.M.S. Samarang; under the command of Captain Sir Edward Belcher ... during the years 1843-46. By John Edward Gray ... Sir John Richardson ... Arthur Adams ... Published under the authority of the Lords' Commissioners of the Admir
2 items
Thesaurus imaginum piscium testaceorum; quales sunt cancri, echini, echinometra, stellae marinae, &c. ut et cochlearum ... quibus accedunt conchylia, ut nautilus, cornu Ammonis, & conchae univalviae et bivalviae ... denique mineralia ...
63 items
Voyage autour du monde sur la fregate la Venus, pendant les annees 1836-1839 : publie par ordre du roi, sous les auspices du ministre de la marine
112 items
Wild animals and birds: their haunts and habits
48 items
Zoological researches in Java, and the neighbouring islands.
74 items
Zoology of New York; or, The New York fauna [Series: Natural history of New York]
336 items
Butterflies of North America.
161 items
Cabinet du petit naturaliste, par Mad. D*** ...
14 items
Catalogue of the chiroptera. By G.E. Dobson.
31 items

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