NYPL Digital CollectionsNew York Public Library, New York, United States
Description A descriptive note detailing the content and context of the digital collection.
The NYPL Digital Gallery provides access to over 800,000 images digitized from the library’s collections, which spans across different mediums, subjects and time periods. The collections include illuminated manuscripts, historical maps, vintage posters, rare prints and photographs. The collections can also be browse through different categories – Arts & Literature, Cities & Buildings, Culture & Society, History & Geography, Industry & Technology, Nature & Science, and Printing & Graphics.
Collection Type Broad terms that define the type of digital collection
Subject Broad terms or phrases that describe, identify, or interpret the digital image collection and what it depicts or expresses. Values were obtained using the Art and Architecture Thesaurus (AAT) by the Getty Research Institute.
American (North American), Architecture, Buildings (structures), Calligraphy, Cartography (discipline), Culture, Fashion Design, Histories (visual works), Historical figures, Industrialization, Medieval (European), Nature, People (agents), Photo Archives, Popular culture, Renaissance-Baroque Styles, Science, Technology
Style Period Terms that define the styles, art periods, movements, etc. whose characteristics are represented in digital image collection. Values were obtained using the Art and Architecture Thesaurus (AAT) by the Getty Research Institute
Work Types Terms that identify the kinds of works in the digital collection being described. It typically refers to a work’s physical form, function, or medium in digital image collection. Values were obtained using the Thesaurus For Graphic Materials (TGM) by Library of Congress.
Openness Openness of the digital collection determined using the 4R activities by Wiley (2010).
“Low resolution files” or materials downloaded from the website can be used for personal, educational and research purposes. “High resolution files” can be requested for all uses (including commercial uses) at a reproduction fee. Citation is required by linking directly to the permalink provided or, if no permalink is provided, via the URL on which the material is found. Citations are provided in different formats below each image. If you use material from the website offline, users are required to credit the Library as follows: “Courtesy of The New York Public Library.www.nypl.org”.