Berenice abbott july 17, 1898 december 9, 1991 was an american photographer renowned for her blackandwhite photography of new york city in the 1930s. Mcneur depicts in taming manhattan is the pestiferous obverse of the belle epoque city of henry james and edith wharton that sits comfortably in many imaginations. The influence of the new york city tenement is layered upon the city much like the. The rebuilding of grand central station on east 42nd street ignited a capitalist revolution in midtown. The book is less about the characters than about sharply drawing the elements of that lifestyle. A lovely photo set of new york city from the 1930s. Land book of the borough of manhattan city of new york, desk and library edition. Media in category new york city in the 1930s the following 30 files are in this category, out of 30 total. Land book of the borough of manhattan city of new york. Women sit on steps of house that serves as a church, with barber shop below, white man talks to barber, beauty shop, and auto school next door. Nyc has five of themthe bronx, brooklyn, manhattan. Eloise, six years old, is the quintessential new york city girl.
Lower manhattan, also known as downtown manhattan or downtown new york, is the southernmost part of manhattan, the central borough for business, culture, and government in the city of new york, which itself originated at the southern tip of manhattan island in 1624, at a point which now constitutes the presentday financial district. Between 1930 and 1960, moderate and upper income bronxites predominantly nonhispanic. The bronx is a borough of new york city, coterminous with bronx county, in the u. Municipal library book club file a freedom of information law request. From the 1930s to the 1960s, the concept of slum clearance, summarized in.
No matter what youre looking for or where you are in the world, our global marketplace of sellers can help you find unique and affordable options. Land book of the borough of manhattan, city of new york title page the new york public library digital collections. In due time, that thennotorious but nowbeautiful block was razed to make way for one of manhattans first large apartment complexes, knickerbocker village which. This book was written at a time when i most would like to have visited, 1939. Berenice abbott was an american photographer best known for her blackandwhite photography of new york city. Land book of the borough of manhattan, city of ny, desk and library ed. Sep 24, 2016 berenice abbott july 17, 1898 december 9, 1991 was an american photographer renowned for her blackandwhite photography of new york city in the 1930s.
The 1930 new york state election was held on november 4, 1930, to elect the governor, the lieutenant governor, the state comptroller, the attorney general and a judge of the new york court of appeals, as well as all members of the new york state assembly and the new york state senate. The new york commute in the 1930s archival footage from 1939 shows just how busy the commute was at the 34th street station in. When the 1940 census was taken, the nation was still in the throes of the great depression, with 14. David jaffee, who teaches american material culture at the bard graduate center. Hoovervilles in depressionera new york one of the most pressing issues during the depression was the thousands of people who faced the struggle of finding shelter after being evicted from their homes and being forced out onto the streets. The new york commute in the 1930s archival footage from 1939 shows just how busy the commute was at the 34th street station in new york as subway riders scrambled onto crowded trains. Black cloth over boards, includes 191 highly detailed maps of manhattan broken down into sections, shows streets, railroads, parks, buildings in incredible detail. Sanborn fire insurance map from buffalo, erie county, new york.
Babs gonzales, new york, between 1946 and 1948 william p. The 1920s were a transformative period for new york city business, especially for manhattan. This is an interesting book that documents the history of manhattan through black and white pictures. The roaring twenties were a gilded age of dance and debauchery. Plate 001 plate 002 plate 003 plate 004 plate 005 plate 006 plate 007 plate 008. The population of the financial district alone has grown to. Released april 2, 2012 by the national archives, the sixteenth united states federal census is an exciting and important document.
Use the pan and zoom on this index map to locate specific plates colored red in this atlas. In an effort to consolidate the area, manhattan became one of five boroughs of new york city in 1898. Rothacker all paintings are acrylic on canvas or board. The new york commute in the 1930s the new york times. The classic childrens picture book takes place at the plaza hotel on central park south, where the title character lives. August is a time for traveling, and so with the city full of visitors this month, were turning our attention to the outsider lens on new york, circa 1930. Maps world north america united states new york manhattan, new york city land book of the borough of manhattan, city of ny, desk and library ed. Land book of the borough of manhattan, city of new york title page names g. Nov 03, 2016 berenice abbott was an american photographer best known for her blackandwhite photography of new york city.
This is the 1929 index for the borough of manhattan new york county in new york city for marriage affidavits, applications, and licenses. Manhattan serves as the citys economic and administrative center, cultural identifier, and historical. The five boroughs of new york city the official guide to new york. For a span of more than a century, new yorks chinese communities have grown uninterruptedly from three streets in lower manhattan to five chinatowns, over 100 street blocks, across the boroughs of manhattan, queens, and brooklyn. The federal writers project guide to 1930s new york.
Manhattan borough historian michael miscione and three other new york city history scholars will discuss their current projects and their passion for researching and promoting gothams rich history. Her pictures of new york stores, street vendors and bars formed part of changing new york, her project sponsored by the federal art project fap in the 1930s. Selected from the worldclass historical collections of the archives. Land book of the borough of manhattan, city of new york g. My favorites are the crowded beach scene at coney island, margaret bourkewhites shot of hats in the garment district, and a shot of the lung block on the lower east side.
Earning acclaim as a portrait photographer in 1920s paris, ms. Popular new york history books meet your next favorite book. With an estimated 2019 population of 8,336,817 distributed over about 302. It describes the lives of americans caught between two cataclysmic events in the countrys history. Most pictures printed in this book are between 1935 and 1938. New york city nyc, often called the city or simply new york ny, is the most populous city in the united states. Divided by 12 northsouth avenues and crossed by 220 eastwest streets, manhattan is easily understood and infinitely alluring. This book documents the changes through pastandpresent photos. Its like a smaller city within our massive metropolis. Library locations lionel pincus and princess firyal map division shelf locator. Boro of manhattan, new york city map of new york city showing retail wine and liquor stores catalog record only blueprint doubleline street map of midtown manhattan between 14th and 59th streets. Fantastic, rare photos of new york city in the 1930s by.
She heavily focused her shooting on the the citys architecture and makeup during the 1930s. The official web site of the nyc department of records and information services. There is no question that the images of manhattan in this book. Margaret bourkewhite shot this birdseyeview of manhattans garment district specifically 36th st. Click here to purchase the book, new york in the 1930s by george h.
Previous owners name in pencil on front paste down. Land book of the borough of manhattan city of new york, desk. A picture of a crowd in new york and there is not one unhatted head, 1930 a picture of a crowd in new york and there is not one unhatted head. Home browse united states new york manhattan 19201924. Etsy is the home to thousands of handmade, vintage, and oneofakind products and gifts related to your search. Sanborn manhattan land book of the city of new york.
Manhattan often referred to by residents of the new york city area as the city, is the most. Land book of the borough of manhattan, city of new york. The borough consists mostly of manhattan island, bounded by the hudson, east, and. Land book of the borough of manhattan, city of ny, desk. Desk and library edition 1927 dates origin date issued. More than 30 million tourists visit new york annually, but most of these rarely see much beyond the 22. Land book of the borough of manhattan, city of ny, desk and. Welcome to the new york city municipal archives online gallery of over 1. Land book of the borough of manhattan city of new york, desk and library edition by na and a great selection of related books, art and collectibles available now at. Nov 03, 2014 the 1920s were a transformative period for new york city business, especially for manhattan.
If youre looking for stories with plenty of sex, drugs, and rockandroll, you cant go wrong reading novels set in the 1920s. Many new yorkers took to living in makeshift huts and homes located in parks or in alleyways. The first extension beyond manhattan islands boundary came when some westchester county towns were annexed into new york city in 1874. It was a fascinating book giving the history of new york city.
The historians will include betsy blackmar, professor of urban and social history at columbia university. It is by no means an exhaustive work but it should be of interest for casual readers interested in the history of new york city. Manhattan land book of the city of new york, used abebooks. Guide for library research on nyc and its neighborhoods. Recently, the museum completed processing its pamphlet collection, thanks to the generous support of the gladys krieble delmas. The melting pot by israel zangwill 1900s released in 1908, the melting pot is a poignant parable about love set in new york city during the 1900s.1061 667 1385 214 1114 427 1218 414 512 1510 1567 524 453 1060 609 1315 1048 598 1246 60 1092 800 542 275 937 626 1316 10 1125 547 192