News New York Public Library releases 180,000 images to public domain: Pictures By Cristian Salazar email@example.com January 6, 2016 12:13 PM Print Share fbShare Tweet Email The New York Public Library has unlocked a digital vault of 180,000 historical images and made them free for the public to use. They include Depression-era images from photographers, like Walker Evans and Dorothea Lange, as well as Lewis Hines' documentary work of Ellis Island immigrants. There are also manuscripts from Walt Whitman and Nathaniel Hawthorne, sheet music of popular American songs and maps and 20,000 maps and atlases. The NYPL also announced Wednesday that it is making the images available for programmers, journalists and other creative types to remix by allowing direct access to its database. The library said it would also choose someone for a remix residency to work with the NYPL on a project to transform a set of historical images. Learn more about the residency and the public domain images at nypl.org/publicdomain We've taken a quick browse of newly available historic images of New York City, spanning decades. Here are some of our favorites so far. Photo Credit: NYPL / Berenice Abbott Herald Square, looking at 34th Street and Broadway, in 1935. Photo Credit: NYPL / Berenice Abbott Pike and Henry streets in Manhattan, 1935. Photo Credit: NYPL / Berenice Abbott The famous Horn & Hardart's Automat at 977 Eighth Ave. was a popular lunch spot in 1935. Photo Credit: NYPL / Berenice Abbott A rope store on South Street and the James Slip near the East River in 1935. Photo Credit: NYPL / Berenice Abbott A Fulton Street dock with the Manhattan skyline, including the Empire State Building, in the background in 1935. Photo Credit: NYPL / Berenice Abbott A newsstand at 32nd Street and Third Avenue in 1935. Photo Credit: NYPL / Berenice Abbott Unemployed men at West Houston and Mercer Street in 1935. By Cristian Salazar firstname.lastname@example.org Share on Facebook Share on Twitter Comments We're revamping our Comments section. Learn more and share your input.