A Digitized Visual History of New York City

New York City’s Department of Records has released more than 800,000 archival images of the city online. The collection, some dating back 100 years or more, also includes maps, motion-pictures and audio recordings.

Britain’s MailOnline has a nice collection of them up now, from street scenes to bodies in elevator shafts, it’s a stunning portrait of the city. If you’re a NYC aficionado, your world just got much more interesting.