Archive for December, 2011

Original Castello Plan – 1660

The original Castello Plan. Full size photograph of manuscript map in the Biblioteca Medicea-Laurenziana of Florence, Italy. The Castello plan is the earliest known plan of New Amsterdam, and the only one dating from the Dutch period. The text at the top of the image states: “Image of the city Amsterdam in New Netherland”.

Country Store: interior, Ewen Avenue, Spuyten Duyvil, Bronx. October 11, 1935.

NYPL Notes: Wire “ice-cream” parlor” chair near pot bellied stove, clock, signs, hat rack on wall above. Source: Changing New York.: The New York Public Library. Photography Collection, Miriam and Ira D. Wallach Division of Art, Prints and Photographs.

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Photographs from this series taken by Berenice Abbott  for the Federal Projects Administration. Available at NYPL. · Changing New York, 1935-1938.