Archiving Historic Photographs
The New York T
Follow “Past Tense” as the NYT’s digitize about six million photo prints in their files — dating back more than 100 years — they are using those images to bring vivid narratives and compelling characters of the past to life. Click to follow the adventure through these historical pictures
Prior to the digitization, millions of photographs, along with tens of millions of historical news clippings, microfilm records and other archival materials, existed only in a physical archive three levels below ground near The Times headquarters in New York City called “The New York Times Archival Library,” also known as the “morgue.” Though The Times officially began clipping and saving articles in the 1870s, they were not formally codified into a library until 1907.
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