News Old New York photos: JFK, Alfred Hitchcock and a Nazi summer camp By CRISTIAN SALAZAR Updated April 8, 2014 3:27 PM Print Share fbShare Tweet Email A collection of 30,000 recently digitized historic and rare images of New York City and surrounding suburbs has been made available online for the first time by the Municipal Archives. They include a series of images showing political groups taken by the New York Police Department's Alien Squad, which monitored political activists; early airplane and train crashes; and the ticker tape parade for then-presidential candidate John F. Kennedy in October 1960. This brings the total number of images in the Municipal Archives' online gallery to nearly one million. Here are a few highlights from the newly available images. More images will be featured on the archives' blog. Alfred Hitchcock Photo Credit: NYC Municipal Archives/Mayor Lindsay collection Mayor John Lindsay presents a medal to filmmaker Alfred Hitchcock at a ceremony at City Hall on July 8, 1966. Hindenburg Disaster Photo Credit: NYC Municipal Archives/NYPD The city would sometimes send photographers out of state. In 1937, the NYPD visited the remains of the Hindenburg airship after its crash on the beach in Lakehurst, N.J. Camp Siegfried Photo Credit: NYC Municipal Archives/NYPD In 1938, the NYPD sent a photographer to Camp Siegfried in Yaphank, on Long Island. Like similar camps around the country, this one was run by the German American Bund and taught Nazi ideaology. The camps were later shut down when the U.S. entered World War II. The Kennedys Photo Credit: NYC Municipal Archives/Dept of Sanitation Democratic presidential candidate John F. Kennedy famously appeared with his wife Jacqueline in a ticker tape parade on Oct. 19, 1960. Mayor LaGuardia Photo Credit: NYC Municipal Archives/NYPD Many photographs at the archives record city history and its most important political figures, including Mayor Fiorello LaGuardia, seen here at the dedication of the North Beach Airport on Oct. 8, 1939. North Beach Airport, of course, later became LaGuardia Airport. Police Safety Photo Credit: NYC Municipal Archives/NYPD Most of the images in the archives are related to municipal operations, like this one shot for a police safety campaign on Sept. 14, 1940. Street Car Crash Photo Credit: NYC Municipal Archives/NYPD ESU A street car derailed and crashed into a storefront at Nostrand and Putnam avenues in Brooklyn on July 7, 1931. Second Avenue El Demolition Photo Credit: NYC Municipal Archives/Manhattan Borough President collection A worker helps to demolish the Second Avenue El at Division Street, on Aug. 11, 1942. By CRISTIAN SALAZAR Share on Facebook Share on Twitter Comments We're revamping our Comments section. Learn more and share your input.