Tagging Makes Exploring Our Historic Image Archive Even Easier

Village Preservation’s Historic Image Archive contains over 4,600 images spanning the late 18th through the early 21st centuries. They center on our neighborhoods of Greenwich Village, the East Village, and NoHo, but also include many of other Lower Manhattan neighborhoods, as well as historic images of great NYC landmarks throughout the five boroughs. They are found in 65 collections based upon their donor or source.

Wherever possible, they are mapped, so you can find them by geography, and our keyword search can help you find addresses or subjects of interest.

Now we have also added more than 30 tags to the archive, which allows you to explore by subject matter, including rowhouses, ghost signs, LGBTQ+, subways, Meatpacking District, Great NYC Landmarks, and much more. With such a vast collection, our new tags are a great way to explore those subjects and images most compelling to you. 

May 10, 2024