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Old Images of New York Dining Released Online

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Down the Rabbit Hole by Jessie Tarbox Beals around 1908 [<a href="http://collections.mcny.org/MCNY/C.aspx?VP3=ViewBox&amp;IT=ZoomImageTemplate01_VForm&amp;IID=2F3XC5U0AB9V&amp;CT=Image&amp;Flash=1#/ViewBox&amp;IT=ZoomImageTemplate01_VForm&amp;IID=2F
Down the Rabbit Hole by Jessie Tarbox Beals around 1908 [

New York nostalgists, Christmas came early this year. Kottke notes today that The Museum of the City of New York recently released a huge swath of old New York City photographs on its website. Those used to scanning through the New York Public Library's large but not so efficient archive will revel in the images here. They're search-able by tags, key words, era, and borough, and it's a treasure trove of old New York imagery from the late 1800's until the end of the last century.

Of course, what we care about are the restaurants and the markets, and there are plenty of images of those (see here), from the old hotel banquet halls of the early 1900s to the long gone Washington Market, the old Luchow's, and the Howard Johnson's in Times Square in the 80's. We picked out a dozen favorite images, but please do waste the lunch hour browsing the rest.
· The Museum of the City of New York Collection Portal [Official Site via Kottke]

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