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Post image for New Database Builds a Biographical History of Photography

The New York Public Library has launched an incredibly handy new tool for anyone conducting photography-related research or simply interested in exploring the history of the medium through the lives of its practitioners.

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Post image for The First Woman Photographer Captured the Elegance of Algae

Algae is graceful and light in the ocean, swaying with the waves like hair in the wind.

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Post image for Ancient Erotic Dreams and Explicit Scenes in the New York Public Library Collection

Eroticism has always had a rich presence throughout art history.

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Post image for New York Public Library Releases 180,000 Images, and Invites Users to Remix Them

This week, the New York Public Library announced the release of over 180,000 public domain images available in high resolution.

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Post image for Isadora Duncan in Watercolor, by the Artist Who Painted Her Thousands of Times

At the Paris studio of Auguste Rodin in 1906, Siberia-born American painter Abraham Walkowitz met modern dancer Isadora Duncan.

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Post image for Remembering Forgotten Female Printmakers from the 16th to 19th Centuries

In the 19th century, Henrietta Louisa Koenen, wife the Rijksmuseum Print Room’s first director, took a prescient interest in acquiring prints by women artists.

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Post image for NYC Public Libraries Get Largest Funding Increase Ever

In a deal on the fiscal year 2016 budget struck late Monday night, New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio and City Council Speaker Melissa Mark-Viverito announced an extra $39 million for the city’s libraries.

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Post image for New York’s Oldest Museums: Where Are They Now?

Old NYC, a project by software engineer Dan Vanderkam, launched last month with thousands of images from the New York Public Library mapped across the five boroughs.

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Post image for From Manhattan Doorsteps to Brooklyn Living Rooms, a Photographic Map of 1970s New York

Two 1970s photography series that chronicled the urban landscapes of New York City are now accessible on interactive maps through the New York Public Library’s ongoing Photo Geographies project.

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Post image for What People Asked the New York Public Library Before Google

“Why do 18th century English paintings have so many squirrels in them, and how did they tame them so that they wouldn’t bite the painter?” It’s easy to find answers to such perplexing questions today.

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