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Researching Genealogy & Local History in the Bronx's "Little Italy": A Guide

Photo Collections

Photographic views of New York City, 1870's-1970's

This collection within New York Public Library's Digital Collection includes 2,190 photos taken in the Bronx.

Bronx 1940s Tax Photos

Between 1939 and 1941, the Works Progress Administration, in conjunction with the New York City Department of Taxation, organized teams of photographers to shoot pictures of every building in the five boroughs of New York City. The photographs were taken to improve the process of determining and recording property value assessments. Searchable by block and lot number.

Bronx 1980s Tax Photos

85,345 photos taken in the Bronx in 1980 by the NYC Department of Finance. Searchable by block and lot number or address.

Museum of The City of New York

The Museum holds over 750,000 objects in its collection, and continues to catalog newly obtained items. The digital collection features over 5,200 images and objects from the Bronx.

OldNYC - Mapping Historical Photos from NYPL

Scrollable map allows you to pick a location and see what historical photos NYPL has in its Digital Collection attached to that location.