Irma and Paul Milstein Division of United States History, Local History and Genealogy

The Irma and Paul Milstein Division of United States History, Local History and Genealogy is located in the The New York Public Library's Stephen A. Schwarzman Building. The Milstein Division collects materials documenting American History on the national, state, and local level, Genealogy, Heraldry, Personal and Family Names, and Flags.

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Manhattan: 11th Avenue - 54th Street: Eleventh Avenue, north from and including 54th Street. Eleventh Avenue, with the railroad running down it from 60th Street, used to be nicknamed "Death Avenue;" but by the time of this picture the danger is more from the automobiles.

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Bronx: Fort Schuyler - U.S. Army Reservation.

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Midland Beach,Staten Island. [buildings, ferris wheel, people on sand fully dressed.]

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On the Float, Midland Beach, Staten Island, N.Y. [people on float in water, buildings on shore, ferris wheel in distance.]

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Boardwalk Midland Beach, Staten Island, N.Y. [people, waffle stand, ferris wheel in background, sun shelter.]

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Everybody Rides in the Whip at Midland Beach, Staten Island, N.Y. [people in the amusement ride, roller coaster in near background.]

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Souvenir of Midland Beach, Staten Island, N.Y. [people strolling along wooden pier.]

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Enjoying a Rest at Midland Beach, Staten Island, N.Y. [people on boardwalk, buildings, bandstand.]

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I'm All Alone - Midland Beach, Staten Island [(lady in early bathing costume poised to dive into water, superimposed on painted water scene]

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Railroading and Fishing on the Pier, Midland Beach, Staten Island, N.Y. [people fishing off pier and old rail car.]

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Southfield Beach Camps, Midland Beach Staten Island, N.Y. [people in old bathing costumes on sand, sailing boat, cottages and flags]

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Camp Midland, Midland Beach. Staten Island, N.Y. [camping cottages with flags, people on beach.]

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Southfield Beach Camping Grounds Staten Island, N.Y. [camp sites, flags and people on shoreline.]

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Jolly Campers, Beach Park, Midland Beach, Staten Island, N.Y. [posed portrait of campers; ladies in beautiful white dresses, men in casual garb, cottages.]

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Midland Beach, Staten Island. [people on boardwalk, entrance building to pier, old utility poles, people on float in water.]

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The Rossow Midgets, Midland Beach, Staten Island, N.Y. [close-up of midgets boxing in ring on boardwalk next to bandstand, large audience in background.]

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Interior of Store, Beach Park Drug Co. 612 Midland Avenue, Midland Beach, Staten Island, N.Y. [wonderful interior of soda fountain and people at the counter, Coca Cola and Breyers signs, narrow white border around.]

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The Flying Cromwells, Midland Beach, Staten Island, N.Y. [close up of trapeze performers on boardwalk, audience in background.]

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Scene on Boardwalk, Midland Beach, Staten Island, N.Y. [people sitting and strolling along shore and cottages; pier in distance.]

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The Sand Crowds, Midland Beach, S.I. [people on boardwalk, bandstand in background.]

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Sunken Gardens and Pool at Midland Beach, Staten Island, N.Y. [lots of people and garden view, Midland Hotel in background and pool slide.]

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11963- Excursion Steamer 'Wm. Story' Arriving at Pier, Midland Beach, Staten Island, N.Y. [people sitting on sand watching boat, pier with light poles.]

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Bungalow City, Midland Beach, Staten Island, N.Y. [people and children outside of cottage row.]

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404816, Listening to the Band, Midland Beach, SI., N.Y. [close up of bandstand and musicians and audience.]

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Souvenir of Midland Beach. [Branches of holly and pine with cones]

Collections in the Irma and Paul Milstein Division of United States History, Local History and Genealogy

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Photographic views of New York City, 1870's-1970's, from the collections of the New York Public Library
34,749 items
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Photographic views of New York City, 1870's-1970's, from the collections of the New York Public Library. Supplement.
1,569 items
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Photographic views of the United States
1,327 items
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Photographs taken by inspectors of the New York City Tenement House Department
1,102 items
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New-York City directory, for 1854-1855 : thirteenth publication
979 items
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Collection of photographs of New York City.]
813 items
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Staten Island post cards
766 items
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Collection of photographs of New York City, 1931-1942]
335 items
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World's loose leaf album of apartment houses,...
304 items
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Apartment houses of the metropolis.
301 items
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Morris Rosenfeld Photographs
260 items
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Collection of photographs taken by Daniel B. Austin and his associate, Adam Dove, depicting buildings, street scenes and Brooklyn and Long Island views, particularly Flatbush, Gravesend and New Utrecht, and generally for the period 1885-1914
215 items
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Bill Barvin Location Photograph Archive
213 items
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Collection of photographs of East River and Hudson River piers, Manhattan
99 items
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Frank E. Downs. Trip to Nome, Alaska, May to Sept. 1900. [An album of mounted photographs.]
96 items
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Pictorial description of Broadway
94 items
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Fifth Avenue, New York, from start to finish.
84 items
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Supplement to Apartment houses of the metropolis.
80 items
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Collection of photographs by Daniel B.Austin and his associate, Adam Dove, taken in California about 1900-1902]
80 items
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Itineraire pittoresque du fleuve Hudson et des parties laterales de l'Amerique du Nord, d'apres les dessins originaux pris sur les lieux. Atlas.
55 items
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1913 supplement to the World's loose leaf album of apartment houses...
48 items
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Notable New Yorkers of 1896-1899 : a companion volume to King's handbook of New York City.
32 items
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Photographic views of the construction of the New York City subway system, 1901-1905.
31 items
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Photographs of Brooklyn
28 items
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Forty etchings, from sketches made with the camera lucida, in North America, in 1827 and 1828.
24 items
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Early Western prints and photographs. [1790-1887].
22 items
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Collection of Photographs of New York streets, showing work on subway in the vicinity of Elm St. Dec 20-21, 1900
16 items
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Decorations [in the] City of New York to Honor the British, French, Italian, Japanese, and Russian War Commissions
16 items
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New York City architecture, parks, and skyline views
13 items
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Photographic views of the construction of the Woolworth Building, 233 Broadway, New York City
10 items
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Amerique septentrionale : vues des chutes du Niagara.
7 items
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St. Joseph city directory and business mirror ...
5 items
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Van Rensselaers of the manor of Rensselaerswyck.
4 items
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American scenery; or land, lake, and river: illustrations of transatlantic nature.
3 items
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Battles and leaders of the Civil War : being for the most part contributions by Union and Confederate officers : based upon "The Century war series"
3 items
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Early Western photographs, 1857-1899
3 items
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Hotel Savoy illustrated, Fifty-ninth street and Fifth avenue, New York City. Designed, compiled and arranged by O.D. Kisner.
3 items
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New York illustrated.
3 items
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New York Genealogical and Biographical Society collection
3 items
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Picturesque America, or, The land we live in . . .
3 items
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Aerial views of New York City, 1927-1939
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Trow business directory of the boroughs of Manhattan and the Bronx, city of New York
2 items
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Cartoons of our war with Spain
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Eugene L. Armbruster collection of Long Island photographic views.
2 items
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Greenwich Village spectator.
2 items
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Illinois at Vicksburg; pub. under authority of an act of the forty-fifth General assembly by the Illinois-Vicksburg military park commission.
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My story of the war : a woman's narrative of four years personal experience as nurse in the Union Army . . .
2 items
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Great metropolis, or New-York almanac.
1 item
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Historical notes of Saint James Parish, Hyde Park-on-Hudson, New York, in commemoration of the belated centenary anniversary of the consecration of the first parish church, October 10, 1811. Privately published.
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History of Cumberland, (Maryland) from the time of the Indian town, Caiuctucuc, in 1728, up to the present day : embracing an account of Washington's first campaign, and battle of Fort Necessity, together with a history of Braddock's expedition
1 item
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History of Long Island, from its earliest settlement to the present time.
1 item
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Woman republican
1 item
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Official letter books of W.C.C. Claiborne, 1801-1816.
1 item
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Our whole country, or, The past and present of the United States : historical and descriptive ...
1 item
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Panorama of the Hudson, showing both sides of the river from New York to Poughkeepsie, as seen from the deck of the Hudson River Day Line steamers... West Point, Newburgh and Highland views; historical sketch, legends and scenes of interest.
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Ink pot.
1 item
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Philadelphia and notable Philadelphians, by Moses King ... Twenty one hundred & fifty two illustrations, fifteen hundred & sixty portraits, five hundred & ninety two views, A.D. 1902.
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Charles D. Wolf of Guadaloupe, his ancestors and descendants. Being a complete genealogy of the "Rhode Island D̓Wolfs," the descendants of Simon De Wolf, with their common descent from Balthasar de Wolf, of Lyme, Conn. (1668). With a biographical introduc
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Plan of the town of Ridley Park, Delaware County, Pennsylvania.
1 item
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Kings handbook of New York City ; an outline history and description of the American Metropolis ; with over one thousand illustrations ... Planned edited and pub. by Moses King.
1 item
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Confederate veteran.
1 item
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Prison ship martyr: Captain Jabez Fitch: his diary in facsimile, 1776.
1 item
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Printer's helper
1 item
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Days and ways in old Boston.
1 item
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war between the United States and Mexico illustrated: embracing pictorial drawings of all the principal conflicts
1 item
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Doggett's New-York City directory, for ...
1 item
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Wade genealogy : miscellaneous notes and letters.
1 item
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Washington sketch book; a society souvenir,
1 item
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A history of the Kägy relationship in America from 1715 to1900.
1 item
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voice from Harper's Ferry : a narrative of events at Harper's Ferry : with incidents prior and subsequent to its capture by Captain Brown and his men
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[Organization and objects.]
1 item
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Story of Louisiana.
1 item
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Miller's New York as it is; or, Stranger's guide-book to the cities of New York, Brooklyn, and adjacent places ...
1 item
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Stow, Massachusetts; 1683-1933. Compiled in honor of the two hundred fiftieth anniversary of the town.
1 item
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Americana.
1 item
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daily graphic
1 item
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dangerous classes of New York and twenty years' work among them.
1 item
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Citizen and strangers' pictorial and business directory for the City of New-York and its vicinity.
1 item
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The Daily graphic; an illustrated evening newspaper.
1 item