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 collects publications documenting American history on the national, state, and local levels, including extensive holdings on New York City history. The Division has a renowned collection of family histories and other genealogical collections, with a particular focus on the New York region. Included in the collections are published works from the New York Genealogical and Biographical Society library, photographs, vertical files, postcards, and other visual ephemera.

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The Brooklyn city directory... 1933/1934

The Brooklyn city directory... 1933/1934

David F. Haynes, page 209 (detail)

David F. Haynes, page 209 (detail)

Polk's New York City directory (boroughs of Queens and Richmond), 1933/1934

Polk's New York City directory (boroughs of Queens and Richmond), 1933/1934

Columbus Circle from Central Park West and Sixty-third Street

Columbus Circle from Central Park West and Sixty-third Street

New York City (Manhattan and Bronx) residential directory and advertisers' classified section, 1931

New York City (Manhattan and Bronx) residential directory and advertisers' classified section, 1931

Polk's Staten Island (Borough of Richmond) directory: containing an alphabetical directory of business concerns and private citizens with wives' first names shown, a street and avenue guide, and much information of a miscellaneous character : also a buyers' guide and a complete classified business directory. Vol. 1, 1933-34

Polk's Staten Island (Borough of Richmond) directory: containing an alphabetical directory of business concerns and private citizens with wives' first names shown, a street and avenue guide, and much information of a miscellaneous character : also a buyers' guide and a complete classified business directory. Vol. 1, 1933-34

Descent of Frances Lincoln (Brock) Eliot from Tristram Coffyn, Esq., of Nantucket

Descent of Frances Lincoln (Brock) Eliot from Tristram Coffyn, Esq., of Nantucket

Stampede of the Eleventh Corps on the Plank Road.

Stampede of the Eleventh Corps on the Plank Road.

The Confederates charging Howard's breastworks.

The Confederates charging Howard's breastworks.

Retreat of the Union Army across the Rappahonnock at United States ford, from a war-time sketch.

Retreat of the Union Army across the Rappahonnock at United States ford, from a war-time sketch.

57 Bank Street, Series 63, frame 6

57 Bank Street, Series 63, frame 6

NWC of Fifth Avenue and 44th Street: Bank of New York, no. 0106

NWC of Fifth Avenue and 44th Street: Bank of New York, no. 0106

Apartment houses of the metropolis, Title page

Apartment houses of the metropolis, Title page

Title page, verso

Title page, verso

Introduction (text)

Introduction (text)

471 Park Avenue

471 Park Avenue

Four apartment houses. West 164th Street, between Broadway and St. Nicholas Avenue.

Four apartment houses. West 164th Street, between Broadway and St. Nicholas Avenue.

A model tenement house. 310 East Houston Street; Plan of first floor; Plan of upper floors.

A model tenement house. 310 East Houston Street; Plan of first floor; Plan of upper floors.

A model tenement house. 224-226 Avenue B; Plan of first floor; Plan of upper floors.

A model tenement house. 224-226 Avenue B; Plan of first floor; Plan of upper floors.

Two model tenement houses. 504-508 East 12th Street; Plan of first floor; Plan of upper floors.

Two model tenement houses. 504-508 East 12th Street; Plan of first floor; Plan of upper floors.

An Essay on Duplex Apartments in general, and those at 471 Park Avenue in particular, by Richard Morton; Plan of Ground Floor.

An Essay on Duplex Apartments in general, and those at 471 Park Avenue in particular, by Richard Morton; Plan of Ground Floor.

471 Park Avenue. Typical plan of mezzanine or chamber floor; Typical plan of main or living room floor.

471 Park Avenue. Typical plan of mezzanine or chamber floor; Typical plan of main or living room floor.

The Chatsworth and Annex, 72nd Street and Riverside Drive

The Chatsworth and Annex, 72nd Street and Riverside Drive

The Chatsworth. Plan - 2nd, 3rd & 4th Stories; Plan - 6th, 8th & 10th Stories.

The Chatsworth. Plan - 2nd, 3rd & 4th Stories; Plan - 6th, 8th & 10th Stories.

The Chatsworth. Plan - 5th, 7th, 9th, 11th & 12th Stories; Typical floor plan.

The Chatsworth. Plan - 5th, 7th, 9th, 11th & 12th Stories; Typical floor plan.

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
34,740 items
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Scrapbooks of New York City views
3,129 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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Collection of photographs of New York City, New York State and more by Max Hubacher
1,568 items
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Photographic views of the United States
1,326 items
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Photographs taken by inspectors of the New York City Tenement House Department
1,102 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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The World's loose leaf album of apartment houses containing views and ground plans of the principal high class apartment houses in New York City, together with a map showing the situation of these houses, transportation facilities, etc.
304 items
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Apartment houses of the metropolis
301 items
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New York City Directories
288 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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Lloyd Acker collection--views of New York City buildings [1935-75]
104 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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Photographic negatives of the New York City Tenement House Department
69 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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Views of Brooklyn
49 items
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1913 supplement to the World's loose leaf album of apartment houses...
47 items
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Photographs of Madison Square Garden
45 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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San Francisco views before and after the earthquake and fire of 1906
21 items
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Emigrant Savings Bank records
21 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 Genealogical and Biographical Society collection
16 items
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Ancestral charts: Families Beekman, Bennett, Brock, Cole, McSpadden, Steinhauer, etc
16 items
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New York City architecture, parks, and skyline views
13 items
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Hommedieu family genealogical research files 1923-1941
12 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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Catskill Aqueduct, Croton Division: collection of photographs illustrating its construction
6 items
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Van Rensselaers of the manor of Rensselaerswyck.
4 items
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The Eugene L. Armbruster collection of Long Island photographic views
4 items
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Genealogical and family history of the state of New Hampshire: a record of the achievements of her people in the making of a commonwealth and the founding of a nation
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
3 items
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New York illustrated.
3 items
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Aerial views of New York City, 1927-1939
3 items
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Census Maps
2 items
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Cincinnati sonst und jetzt
2 items
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Gibson's guide and directory of the state of Louisiana: and the cities of New Orleans & Lafayette, embracing ... an historical notice of the state, its boundaries, products, and government ... and ... an historical notice of the city of New Orleans, fr...
2 items
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The secrets of the great city
2 items
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Genealogy of the Willcomb family of New England (1665-1902): together with a condensed history of the town of Ipswich, Massachusetts
2 items
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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
2 items
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Valentine's manual of old New York
2 items
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Rambles in the path of the steam-horse: an off-hand olla podrida, embracing a general historical and descriptive view of the scenery, agricultural and mineral resources, and prominent features of the travelled route from Baltimore to Harper's Ferry, Cu...
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.
2 items
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The New York red book
2 items
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Inscriptions on tombstones and monuments in the burying grounds of the First Presbyterian church and St. Johns church at Elizabeth, New Jersey: 1664-1892
2 items
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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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Annual report of the City History Club of New York
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.
1 item
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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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The Chouteau family: a genealogy of descendants and collateral branches, compiled by Beatrice Clark Turner
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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The Greenes of Rhode Island: with historical records of English ancestry, 1534-1902
1 item
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Real Estate Catalogs
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.
1 item
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Ink pot.
1 item
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The new pictorial and illustrated family magazine
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 intro...
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Plan of the town of Ridley Park, Delaware County, Pennsylvania.
1 item
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Harper's history of the war in the Philippines
1 item
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Descendants of George Drake and Mary Oliver
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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Leslie's official history of the Spanish-American War; a pictorial and descriptive record with 1500 original illustrations
1 item
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The war between the United States and Mexico illustrated: embracing pictorial drawings of all the principal conflicts
1 item
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Wade genealogy : miscellaneous notes and letters.
1 item
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The Washington sketch book; a society souvenir
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The story of a cavalry regiment: "Scott's 900" Eleventh New York cavalry, from the St. Lawrence River to the Gulf of Mexico, 1861-1865
1 item
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history of the Kägy relationship in America from 1715 to1900.
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New York City - Numbered Streets
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Plan for permanent world capitol at Flushing Meadow Park
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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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A history of the city of Baltimore, its men and institutions: biographical sketches of leading citizens
1 item
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Americana.
1 item
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daily graphic
1 item
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The dangerous classes of New York and twenty years' work among them
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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