11 Classical Music Highlights From the NYPL Digital Archives
Once the esoteric pursuit of historians and library nerds, interest in archival photography has skyrocketed recently thanks to digital-forward research libraries as well as social media websites like Instagram, Retronaut and Vintage Everyday.
Last week, the New York Public Library did its part in a big way, releasing over 180,000 digital images for public use on its Digital Collections website. So I took a test drive. Below is a small sample of what you can find with a few classical music-focused keyword searches. Check out my Pinterest page for more examples from the NYPL.