New York Public Library Digital Gallery

Lincoln Log Cabin, Courtesy of the NYPL

Lincoln Log Cabin, Courtesy of the NYPL

 

While researching an article on Martha Washington, I came across the digital archives of the New York Public Library.  What a find!  I’m sure I will be returning to the site often.  An invaluable resource for researching historical figures and events, the image database encompasses a wide range of historical eras and subjects, including the applied sciences, fine and decorative arts, history, performing arts, and social sciences.

“NYPL Digital Gallery provides free and open access to over 800,000 images digitized from the The New York Public Library’s vast collections, including illuminated manuscripts, historical maps, vintage posters, rare prints, photographs and more.”

Above and below are a few of the amazing images I found, all courtesy of the New York Public Library.

Harriet Beecher Stowe, Elizabeth Cady Stanton, Jane Grey Swisshelm Susan B. Anthony

Harriet Beecher Stowe, Elizabeth Cady Stanton, Jane Grey Swisshelm Susan B. Anthony, Courtesy of the New York Public Library

 

Launching the liberty ship SS George Washington Carver; Actress, singer Lena Horne (1943)

Launching the liberty ship SS George Washington Carver; Actress, singer Lena Horne (1943), Courtesy of the New York Public Library

 

For more information about the archive, please visit the following NYPL links:

George Washington Farewell Address, Courtesy of the NYPL

George Washington Farewell Address, Courtesy of the NYPL

 


Copyright 2012 Kathryn Depew

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