After the Museum of the City of New York made public pages and pages of archival photos today, our cousins at Curbed NY pulled some pretty unbelievable shots of architecture and building development, and our second cousins at Eater NY did the same with glorious old shots of restaurants. So here, we're following in stride. Above: a collection of some of the best vintage shots of interiors from MCNY's collection, which is handily searchable by keyword, era, borough, and tag. Many of the opulent rooms above belonged to socialites and art-world types, it seems, but one—the first one in the set—is a 1895 shot of the home of Elsie de Wolfe, widely considered the first lady of American interior design. Decorum—and decor—of a bygone era, indeed.
· Huge Archive of Photos of Old New York Now Available Online [Curbed NY]
· Old Images of New York Dining Released Online [Eater NY]
· Collections [MCNY]
· Search: Furnishings [MCNY]