Your Inner Nerd Will Love These Photos Of Old-School America

The New York Public Library announced this week that it has digitized approximately 180,000 public domain images, bringing the number of members of images in the library’s digital collection to more than 672,000.

We’ve compiled some of the most striking photos in the new collection, including some by Dorothea Lange, famous for her iconic shots of migrants in California, as well as black-and-white images of New York City in the 1930 s. Also included were 40, 000 stereoscopic images from all over the United States.

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Berenice Abbott/ NYPL

Herald Square and 34 th St. in Manhattan, 1935.

Berenice Abbott/ NYPL

Blossom Restaurant, 103 Bowery, Manhattan, 1935.

Berenice Abbott/ NYPL

St. Mark’s Church on East 10 th Street and Second Avenue, Manhattan, with sky-writing in the background, 1935.

Berenice Abbott/ NYPL

Milk wagon and old homes, Grove Street, Manhattan, in 1935.

Dorothea Lange/ NYPL

A young, pennilessfamily hitchhiking on U.S. Highway 99, California, in November 1936. The parent, 24, and the mother, 17, came from Winston-Salem, North Carolina, early in 1935. Their baby was born in the Imperial Valley, California, where they were working as field laborers.

Dorothea Lange/ NYPL

Migrants in California in 1936.

Dorothea Lange/ NYPL

Midway Dairy cooperative, near Santa Ana, California, in 1936.

Dorothea Lange/ NYPL

Children from Dead Ox Flat get off the bus at the schoolyard in Ontario, Malheur County, Oregon, in October of 1939.

Edwin Levick/ NYPL

A photo from sometimebetween 1902 and 1913 shows the pens at Ellis Island. Thepeople in the photo have passed the first mental inspection for immigration.

G.E. Gray/ NYPL

A photo from the Spalding Baseball Collection demonstrates Jim Fogarty of the Philadelphia Quakers, sometime in the late 1800 s.

Robert N. Dennis Collection/ NYPL

A stereoscopic view of a Klondike camp in Alaska. The date is unknown.

Robert N. Dennis Collection/ NYPL

This GIF was created from the two frames of the preceding stereoscopic image. Alternating between the frames dedicates the image the illusion of depth that onewould see from a stereoscopic spectator.

Robert N Dennis Collection/ NYPL

A stereoscopic image titled “Gazing into a yawn gulf 5000 feet deep, Moran’s Point, ” taken in the Grand Canyon in1 902 or 1903.

Robert N. Dennis Collection/ NYPL

This GIF was made from the two frames of the preceding stereoscopic image. Alternating between the frames gives the image the illusion of depth that onewould see from a stereoscopic viewer.

Richard Lindsey/ NYPL

A piece created for the Works Progress Administration titled “Fishing In the Park, ” sometime between 1935 and1 943.

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