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from msnbc.com: "In this Oct. 7, 1914 photo provided by the New York City Municipal Archives, painters are suspended from wires on the Brooklyn Bridge in New York. Over 870,000 photos from an archive that exceeds 2.2 million images have been scanned and made available online, for the first time giving a global audience a view of a rich collection that documents life in New York City. (AP Photo/New York City Municipal Archives, Department of Bridges/Plant & Structures, Eugene de Salignac) MANDATORY CREDIT"

Stunning! New York City’s Municipal Archives collection is making publicly available an internet database of nearly 1 million photographs documenting the history of the city. Currently, the site has received more traffic than it can manage and is temporarily down, but here is the link for when it’s back up, and in the mean time, here is a link to msnbc’s coverage of the database, which includes a few noteworthy photos.

Sources: NYC Department of Records website via msnbc.com

Photo source: AP Photo/New York City Municipal Archives, Department of Bridges/Plant & Structures, Eugene de Salignac

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