1. Taxi cabs, ca. 1985


  2. Ships, North River piers, April 23, 1957.


  3. Accident between emergency vehicle #18 and Prin auto Lic.# 1C-31-93, Emergency Squad #18, July 22, 1931.


  4. Wards Island, April 21, 1930. Photograph by Eugene de Salignac.

    I love the way the curve of the clothesline flows into the curve of the Hell Gate Bridge, just visible as a sliver. 


  5. Prospect Park: Crowds outside conservatory, Easter flower show, April 21, 1935. Department of Parks collection


  6. On April 22, 1964 the World’s Fair opened in Flushing Meadows-Corona Park and ran for two seasons. Tuesday is the 50th Anniversary of its opening. Photographs by Roger R. Higgins.


  7. "Keeper Hoy & His Pets," Sheep and keeper in front of sheep house (the future and now former Tavern on the Green), Central Park, ca. 1914. Photo by Albert W. Schaad, Central Park Zoo. 


  8. Mayor Dinkins with the “Gang of Four.” Left to Right: Mayor Dinkins, Basil Paterson, Percy Sutton, and Charles Rangel, June 10, 1991.

    New York politician Basil Paterson, father of former Gov. David Paterson, died last night at age 87. Paterson was a state senator in the 1960s, and was then appointed by Mayor Ed Koch in 1978 to be a deputy mayor. Under Gov. Hugh Carey he became New York’s first black secretary of state.


  9. NYPD Traffic Division: traffic conditions, Times Square, ca. 1940


  10. Amongst Eugene de Salignac’s many photographic duties was the taking of portraits for licenses. He often shot two men at a time, and we’ve been enjoying the match up of men. One may be a chauffer, and one may be for an oil burner license, but they are a great document of different working men. [Should have mentioned de Salignac was the photographer for the Department of Bridges/Plant & Structures from 1906 to 1934.]