The Past, in Pixels

For lovers of Old New York, these items and countless others can be found on an online archive that includes a remarkable trove of books about the city's past, from a 1903 account of the opening of the Williamsburg Bridge to a 1918 history of Brooks Brothers. The titles alone captivate: "Nooks and Corners of Old New York" (1899). "Behind the Scenes in Candy Factories" (1928). "Memoirs of a Murder Man," by a police officer in the homicide bureau (1930).

Source: NYTimes


Posted: Sun - August 14, 2005 at 12:19 AM