Yesterday the Getty took one giant step into the digital era by sharing some of its collection online through an Open Content Program. In their announcement, they wrote:

"The initial focus of the Open Content Program is to make available all images of public domain artworks in the Getty’s collections. Today we’ve taken a first step toward this goal by making roughly 4,600 high-resolution images of the Museum’s collection free to use, modify, and publish for any purpose. These are high-resolution, reproduction-quality images with embedded metadata, some over 100 megabytes in size."

So, that's pretty spectacular. And there are plenty of old images of New York in their offering—click through for some sweet photos of our city, or do some browsing here.