Resource of the Week: Historic Image Archive

Did you know that Village Preservation has an ever-growing Historic Image Archive containing nearly 4,500 images in over 60 collections, ranging from late 18th-century etchings to photographs and postcards from the 19th through the early 21st centuries?

Nearly all are donated by the public, and were taken by everyone from everyday New Yorkers to architects and preservationists, to some pretty big names in the world of photography, photojournalism, and New York City history. And while they largely focus on our neighborhoods of Greenwich Village, the East Village, and NoHo, they also include sites and landmarks throughout all five boroughs. You can explore by map, collection, individual image, or keyword to help find what might be most of interest to you.

Prints are also available for sale of many of these beautiful images, with the proceeds supporting the work of Village Preservation.

September 8, 2023