War axe from Washington Heights.
From the site of a wampum factory in New Jersey.
Model of the ship "Half Moon"
Map of the original grants of village lots from the Dutch West India Company to the inhabitants of New-Amsterdam (now New-York) lying below the present line of Wall Street.
Located by David T. Valentine, Clerk of the Common Council of the City of New - York A. D. 1857. Lith....
Van Nieuw Engelandt. t' Fort nieuw Amsterdam op de Manhatans
Printed in the book published by Joost Hartgers, "Beschrijvinghe van Virginia, Nieuw Nederlandt, Nieuw...
Amsterdam in New Netherland The City of the Dutch West India Company
The personal names are those of the more prominent citizens of that period with the location of their...
Ankle cuff for chaining found at Hanover Square archaeological site.
These leg irons were removed from Sandy Dorsey, a fugitive slave, at the insistence of Abby Hopper Gibbons,...
The Colored Champion of Freedom.
This is to Certify, That the Bearer hereof George Elliga Moore being a Free Negro, has the Commandant's Permission to pass from this Garrison to whatever Place he may think proper.
This is to Certify, to whomsoever it may concern, That the Bearer hereof George Elliga Moore being a...
Henry Ward Beecher
Born June 24, 1813. Died March 8, 1887.Copyrighted 1887 by H. A. Phillips.
The Meeting of the Friends, City Hall Park
Street Scenes, Seventh Avenue Around 30th St., Colored District.
People on 7th Avenue near 30th Street; in an African-American neighborhood.
[William M. Tweed.]
Published daily at 454 West 34th Street. August 10, 1894.
On verso of badge: Chicago. July 7, 1896. Democratic Emblem [around a star] State of New York.
Glass Globe Ballot Box
Ballot box with glass globe in cast iron frame, also known as a Tweed voting bowl. Ballot boxes like...
This painting depicts the interior of the Chinese Theater at 5-7 Doyers Street, which lasted from 1895-1910,...
The Chinese Question
Columbia -- "Hands off gentlemen! America means fair play for all men."
Joss-house in Mott Street (Chinatown).
Inside a Chinese house of worship.
Mott Street, Chinatown, New York.
Enthusiastic Thousands of New York's Chinese Welcome Dr. C. C. Wu, Special Envoy of the New China, Chinatown, New York.
Statue of Liberty
This model was sold for $3.00 to raise funds for the pedestal of the Statue of Liberty. Stamped on sculpture:...
The New Colossus
November 2, 1883
Immigration Building, Ellis Island
Registry Floor, Immigration Station. Ellis Island, N.Y.
[Immigrants on Ellis Island.]
Immigration card issued to Sham Alazraki by the Hebrew Sheltering and Immigrant Aid Society
Arrived December 9, 1913 on steamer Mar Wash, steerage. 18 years old single male, occupation clerk, can...
Birth certificate of a slave child
I Sampson Benson Junior of Haerlem in the County of New York Farmer Do Certify that a certain female...
Mechanical Trolley Car
Immigration, Battery Park.
People awaiting the arrival of immigrants at the Battery from Ellis Island with elevated railroad in...
Union Settlement House, A Citizenship Class for Italian Women in Harlem.
[Saluting the flag -- English classes for immigrants.]
The Emigrant's Lament
I've lived full five years in this land of the free, But niver an office has bin haped upon me! By whom...
Erie Canal Barge, Empire of Troy
Celebration on the Completion of the Erie Canal
Meet at City Hall on Friday, November 4, 1825, and proceed in the steam boat to Sandy Hook. Invitation...
[Broadway -- North from 23rd St., Madison Square.]
Broadway looking north from 23rd St. A streetcar is prominent in the foreground as is an African American...
Ceremonial shovel used in making the first excavation for the subway on March 24, 1900
Sterling silver ceremonial shovel with shield-shaped blade, cast applied mounts of acorns and tree roots...
The Narrows Ferry
Daily schedule from August 22 up to November 1, 1897.
New York Subway. Ticket No. 1, First Ticket Sold
Sold at Grand Central Station, October 27, 1904.
Shirtwaist in gray and white striped cotton with linen collar, for bicycling
Shirtwaist, gray and white striped cotton with linen collar;
East Side Laundry, steam boiler and spherical iron for mending shirtwaists.
[Headquarters of the Shirt Waist Strikers.]
Originally the Asch Building. Site of the Triangle Shirtwaist Company fire.
Triangle Fire (March 25, 1911)
This painting depicts the fire at the Triangle Shirtwaist Company on March 25, 1911 that took the lives...
Asch Building, fire scene.
Photograph taken March 30, 1911, five days after the Triangle Shirtwaist Factory fire.
Register of Manumissions of Slaves - 1785-1809
Register of Manumissions of Slaves, 1785-1809, by the Society for Promoting the Manumission of Slaves....
Who Is Guilty? To the 140 Victims of the Asch Building Fire, March 25, 1911
Pair of bronze, mounted shoes
Pair of shoes which once belonged to Bill "Bojangles" Robinson, bronzed and mounted on a wood plaque....
James Weldon Johnson.
Garveyite Family, Harlem or A Member of Marcus Garvey's African Legion with his family
Potrait of a member of Marcus Garvey's African Legion (in uniform) with his family.
Dance dress of red silk and gold metallic tissue with silk fringe and applied paillettes
Interwoven red silk and gold metallic tissue, red silk fringe and ruby glass paillettes; dress gold tissue...
Father Divine Parade.
Peace parade, inspired by Father Divine, an African-American civil rights activist and founder of the...
Baseball - Brooklyn Dodgers - Jackie Robinson
July 25, 1949
Jackie Robinson, Brooklyn Dodgers