In honor of David Jaffee’s students’ exhibition currently on view in the Focus Gallery—Visualizing 19th-Century New York, through January 11—the Library has dedicated our reference area display case to images of the city from the same time period.

The images on display in the Library were duplicated for publications in the BGC Library’s collections: photo essays, collection catalogues, and histories of the city.

Museum of the City of New York, Our Town: Images and Stories from the Museum of the City of New York (1997) Commemorates the 75th anniversary of the Museum of the City of New York. BGC Library F 128.37 .O87 1997

Gloria Deák, Picturing New York: The City from Its Beginnings to the Present (2000)A selective historical rendering, written and illustrated along fourteen themes. BGC Library F 128.3 .D38 2000

Robert A.M. Stern, Thomas Mellins, and David Fishman, New York 1880 (1999)The fourth volume in a series of documentary studies on architecture and urbanism in New York City. BGC Library NA 735 .N5 S727 1999

Roberta J. M. Olson, Drawn by New York (2008)A catalogue and essays on the New-York Historical Society’s collection of watercolors and drawings. BGC Library N 613 .A53 2008

Andreas Adam and Thomas Kramer, New York in Postcards (2010)A history of ways of seeing the city as illustrated through the postcard collection of Andreas Adam. BGC Library NC 1875 .U6 A33 2010

John Grafton, New York in the Nineteenth Century: 317 Engravings from Harper’s Weekly and Other Contemporary Sources (second edition, 1980)We acquired a copy of this title among the items in the Ted Dell Collection. BGC Library F 128.44 .N635 1977

Marilyn Symmes, Impressions of New York (2005)A selection of prints assembled from the collections in the New-York Historical Society’s Print Room. The image above is an 1834 aquatint, “South Street from Maiden Lane,” reproduced in the book. BGC Library NE 954.2 .S96 2005

Nathan Silver, Lost New York (paperback edition, 1971)Late nineteenth and early twentieth century photographs collected by Natan Silver for an exhibition at the Columbia University School of Architecture. BGC Library F 128.37 .S55 1971

Edward B. Watson and Edmund V. Gillon, New York Then and Now (1976)Mostly anonymous photographic views of New York taken between 1864 and 1938 published beside views of the same sites as they appeared in 1974-75, photographed by Edmund Gillon. We acquired this copy of the title among the items in the Ted Dell Collection. BGC Library F 128.37 .W37