NewYorkHeritage.org is a research portal for students, educators, historians, genealogists, and everyone else interested the people, places and institutions of historical New York State. The site provides immediate, free access to digital collections that reflect New York State's long history.
Images digitized from primary sources and printed materials in the collections of The New York Public Library, including manuscripts, historical maps, vintage posters, rare prints and photographs, illustrated books, printed ephemera, and more.
The Online Gallery provides free and open research access to items digitized from the Municipal Archives' collections, including photographs, maps, motion-pictures and audio recordings. See the 1940s tax photos and 1980s tax photos collections for photos of buildings.