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A Portal to the Past

The Museum of the City of New York’s Collections Portal makes over 100,000 historic images of the city available online. These rich primary and secondary sources range from photographs of  people and places to political cartoons and colorful lithographs. The Portal provides incredible documentation of how the city has changed in four hundred years, and allows students to study the collection  in minute detail.

This instructional guide provides the tools you need to explore these resources and inspire your students’ investigation of New York City.

Begin your virtual treasure hunt with us at collections.mcny.org. Prints and photographs of New York by Currier & Ives, Jacob Riis, the Wurts Brothers, Carl Van Vechten, and more are right at your fingertips!

LEARN MORE BY CLICKING ON THE FOLLOWING DOCUMENTS:

BEGINNING YOUR SEARCH

BROWSING THE COLLECTIONS PORTAL

USING THE SEARCH FUNCTION

EXPLORING THE RESULTS

ANALYZING THE SOURCES: SAMPLE LESSON ONE

ANALYZING THE SOURCES: SAMPLE LESSON TWO

 

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