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Mapping New York's Shoreline: The Storied River

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Staff of the New York Public Library recently hand picked a set of nearly 500 images, collected from across our Digital Gallery, composing them as a curated set of images at the Commons on Flickr. They represent the Hudson River Valley through several hundred years of history and complement Mapping New York's Shoreline, 1609-2009, now up in the Gottesman Exhibition Hall at the Stephen A. Schwarzman Building.

Washington's Headquarters at Newburgh, N.Y., Digital ID 79500, New York Public LibraryWashington's Headquarters at Newburgh, N.Y., Digital ID 79500, New York Public Library

The images depict landscape scenes in stereoscopic vision, a popular 19th century format; everyday and commemorative menus from restaurants and catering halls; postcards of scenic places and buildings; and engravings of important estates, prominent citizens and dramatic turning points in historical events. These images have been geocoded and are part of map-based bibliography, The Storied River, coming soon to the NYPL. Stay tuned, the launch will be posted on the NYPL's map blog...

Capture of Fort Ticonderoga, Digital ID 422590, New York Public LibraryCapture of Fort Ticonderoga, Digital ID 422590, New York Public LibraryIn the meantime, enjoy the same photos at the Commons on Flickr, perused as a gallery of images... Mapping New York's Shoreline: The Storied River ...or, my favorite, pinned to a map on the Flickr website.

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Very cool!

Very cool!

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