Friday, February 17, 2012

A Hundred Gold Stars to the New York Public Library's Digital Gallery!

The other day, my Mister remarked about how amazing he thinks the New York Public Library's Digital Gallery is. 

Opening Day - 1940 Season - Gr... Digital ID: 1679993. New York Public Library

Now, this was the first I'd heard of NYPL's online library of images, so, of course, I had to see for myself. Let me just say that he wasn't exaggerating... it is an AMAZING resource for all manner of images. I found photographs, fashion illustrations, book jackets, sheet music, and postcards, to name a few, ranging from the distant past to the recent past. Just search a year, a place, a person, a topic and you'll be presented with hundreds of images to browse, study, or even embed, as I've done here.

And did I mention that this incredible resource is FREE? Thank goodness for public libraries!

[Unidentified woman, holding f... Digital ID: 1615158. New York Public Library

When a woman loves / words and... Digital ID: 1165758. New York Public Library

Hawaiian Day - Three hula danc... Digital ID: 1675369. New York Public Library

An Auto Camping Scene, Miami, ... Digital ID: 101826. New York Public Library

America at Home (formerly Home... Digital ID: 1652384. New York Public Library

And while I'm on the subject of libraries...
Librarian with young reader in... Digital ID: 1151145. New York Public Library

...Visit, use, and, 
most of all, support your local library! :)


Adri said...

Thanks for sharing these lovely shots :) I'm planning on visiting my public library this very afternoon!

Welcome to DeluxeVille said...

Wow thanks for sharing that info! Who knew? I LOVE my public library and I go religiously every Sat morning.


Miss CherryBubbles said...

Yay for fellow library users! Aren't there some really amazing photos on the NYPL site? :)