Rare Photos of NYC Go Online
870K images going back to 1800s added to public database
By John Johnson,  Newser Staff
Posted Apr 24, 2012 2:00 PM CDT
Dec. 22, 1936: In this Works Progress Administration photo provided by the New York City Municipal Archives, a man looks at the Hudson River from the New York tower of the George Washington Bridge.   (AP Photo/New York City Municipal Archives, WPA Federal Writers' Project, Jack Rosenzwieg)
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(Newser) – Prepare to lose some serious time if you're fascinated by historic photos and/or New York City: The Department of Records has put 870,000 images online for the first time, some of them going back to the 1800s, reports AP. The collection is here, though heavy demand is making access spotty today. They range from crime scene photos to static shots of buildings and bridges.

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