Earlier this week, the NYPL announced it’s digitized, organized and released over 187,000 digital items into the public domain, many of them historic photographs from around the world.
Part of the organization are a collection of new tools that let you more easily search the archives. Most notably, the NYPL has included a visualization tool that makes scanning through the thousands of documents a far more visual experience.
Also included in the update is a new ‘mansion builder’ game that lets you use Google streetview to see the differences between 20th century and current-day New York.
— NY Public Library (@nypl) January 6, 2016
Below are a handful of interesting images we’ve come across from the collection:
[via Laughing Squid]