Now Playing: Music in Pictures
Over 1000 images on the subject of music can be found in the New York Public Library Picture Collection's Digital Collection. Depicted are all sorts of people from all sorts of cultures in all sorts of times playing all sorts of instruments, from the piano and violin to the lyre and mandolin to the siamese bell wheel and the shamisen. In addition to the photographs shown here, the collection includes book and periodical illustrations, engravings, color plates, and lithographs.

To hear more about our music images, visit our Voicethread presentation "Now Playing: Music in the Picture Collection."
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