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New York Public Library Digital Gallery


New York Public Library Digital Gallery

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The NYPL Digital Gallery provides access to over 300,000 images digitized from primary sources and printed rarities in the collections of The New York Public Library, including illuminated manuscripts, historical maps, vintage posters, rare prints and photographs, illustrated books, printed ephemera, and more.
Material Type: Collection
Technical Format: Image
Date Added to MERLOT: July 01, 2005
Date Modified in MERLOT: June 10, 2014
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Submitter: Laura Franklin



Primary Audience: College General Ed
Mobile Compatibility: Not specified at this time
Language: English
Cost Involved: no
Source Code Available: no
Accessiblity Information Available: no
Creative Commons: unsure


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Avatar for Brenda Boyd
2 years ago

Brenda Boyd (Administrator)

An amazing collection of photographs that could be used to not only study photography, but history as well. There are other collections of posters, maps, prints, and illuminated manuscripts. A fantastic resource for students.

Technical Remarks:

It is a little difficult to learn to navigate the site at first, and there are so many images to look at, it can be a bit overwhelming.

Avatar for Cris Guenter
2 years ago

Cris Guenter (Faculty)

What a treasure trove of images to be found at this site! NYPL Digital Gallery provides free and open access to over 800,000 images digitized from the The New York Public Library's vast collections. You can browse by topic or search by item or name. This site has served my undergraduate, credential, and graduate students well in assignments where they needed to know what something looked like or needed and image (following fair use guidelines) for curriculum development.

Some of the images in the Digital Gallery may be subject to third party rights such as copyright and/or rights of privacy/publicity. Before using any of these images please review the Library's terms and conditions found at the bottom of the site homepage.

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