Mapping New York's Shoreline: The Storied River
Staff of the New York Public Library has hand picked a set of almost 500 images that represent the Hudson River Valley through several hundred years of history in conjunction with Mapping New York's Shoreline, 1609-2009, now up in the Gottesman Exhibition Hall at the Stephen A. Schwarzman Building.

The images, drawn from many of the library's divisions, depict landscape scenes in stereoscopic vision, a popular 19th century format; every day and commemorative menus from restaurants and catering halls; postcards of scenic places and buildings; and engravings of important estates, prominent citizens and dramatic turning points in historical events. These images have been geocoded and will become part of map-based bibliography, The Storied River, coming soon to the NYPL. Stay tuned, the launch will be posted on the NYPL's map blog...

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