NYPL Digital Gallery Launched
Tuesday, March 22, 2005 Posted: 01:31 AM JST
The NYPL Digital Gallery launched earlier this month and provides access to over 275,000 images from 19th century cigarette cards to Japanese prints and early photographs of Japan by Felice Beato. All of them are digitized from primary sources in the world-renowned New York Public Library collections. Their collection of images and manuscripts from or about Japan is exquisite.
The New York Times covered the launch:
"Let the browser beware. The New York Public Library’s collection of prints, maps, posters, photographs, illuminated manuscripts, sheet-music covers, dust jackets, menus and cigarette cards is now online. If you dive in today without knowing why, you might not surface for a long, long time."
Images can be used in any way:
"You can collect ’em, enlarge ’em, download ’em, print ’em and hang ’em on your wall at home. All are free, unless, of course, you plan to make money on them yourself. (Permission is required.)"
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