Picture of the capitol of Albany, New York.

State Capitol of Albany

Picture of the capitol of Albany, New York.

"Anchorage of a cable of the East River Bridge, New York."-Whitney, 1902

Anchorage

"Anchorage of a cable of the East River Bridge, New York."-Whitney, 1902

The upper Ausable Lake, New York.

Ausable Lake

The upper Ausable Lake, New York.

A gold box presented to William Bainbridge by the city of New York.

Gold box presented to Bainbridge by the city of New York

A gold box presented to William Bainbridge by the city of New York.

An illustration of Bowery Theater, a playhouse in the Bowery neighborhood of New York City. Although it was founded by rich families to compete with the upscale Park Theater, the Bowery saw its most successful period under the populist, pro-American management of Thomas Hamblin in the 1830s and 1840s. By the 1850s, the theater came to cater to immigrant groups such as the Irish, Germans, and Chinese. It burnt down 5 times in 17 years, a fire in 1929 destroying it for good. Although the theater's name changed several times (Thalia Theater, Fay's Bowery Theater, etc.), it was generally referred to as the "Bowery Theater".

Bowery Theater

An illustration of Bowery Theater, a playhouse in the Bowery neighborhood of New York City. Although…

East River Bridge, located in Brooklyn, New York.

Bridge

East River Bridge, located in Brooklyn, New York.

Daniel Adams Butterfield (October 31, 1831 – July 17, 1901) was a New York businessman, a Union General in the American Civil War, and Assistant U.S. Treasurer in New York.

Daniel Butterfield

Daniel Adams Butterfield (October 31, 1831 – July 17, 1901) was a New York businessman, a Union…

An illustration of Castle Garden, known today as Castle Clinton or Fort Clinton. Castle Clinton or Fort Clinton was once a circular sandstone fort now located in Battery Park at the southern tip of Manhattan, New York City, in the United States. It subsequently became a beer garden, a theater, the first immigration station (predating Ellis Island), a very popular public aquarium, and finally a national monument.

Castle Garden

An illustration of Castle Garden, known today as Castle Clinton or Fort Clinton. Castle Clinton or Fort…

An illustration of the interior of Castle Garden, known today as Castle Clinton or Fort Clinton. Castle Clinton or Fort Clinton was once a circular sandstone fort now located in Battery Park at the southern tip of Manhattan, New York City, in the United States. It subsequently became a beer garden, a theater, the first immigration station (predating Ellis Island), a very popular public aquarium, and finally a national monument.

Castle Garden (interior)

An illustration of the interior of Castle Garden, known today as Castle Clinton or Fort Clinton. Castle…

"A Cathedral is the principal church of a diocese, and the Cathedral city is the seat of the bishop of the diocese, and his throne is placed in the Cathedral church, which is the parish church of the whole diocese. The distinction between Cathedral and collegiate churches consists principally in the see of the bishop being at the former. The governing body of a Cathedral is called the dean and chapter. The Cathedral of St. John the Divine (P. E.) in New York, will, when completed, be the most splendid structure of the kind on this continent."—(Charles Leonard-Stuart, 1911)

Cathedral of St. John the Divine

"A Cathedral is the principal church of a diocese, and the Cathedral city is the seat of the bishop…

Trinity Church, at 79 Broadway in New York City, is a historic full service parish church in the Episcopal Diocese of New York. Trinity Church is located at the intersection of Broadway and Wall Street in downtown Manhattan. n 1696, Governor Benjamin Fletcher approved the purchase of land in Lower Manhattan by the Church of England community for construction of a new church. The parish received its charter from King William III of England on May 6, 1697. Its land grant specified an annual rent of one peppercorn due to the English crown. The present day Trinity Church, designed by architect Richard Upjohn, is considered a classic example of Gothic Revival architecture and was designated a National Historic Landmark in 1976 for its architectural significance and place within the history of New York City.

Trinity Church

Trinity Church, at 79 Broadway in New York City, is a historic full service parish church in the Episcopal…

First Governor of New York

George Clinton

First Governor of New York

Roscoe Conkling (October 30, 1829 - April 18, 1888) was a politician from New York who served both as a member of the United States House of Representatives and the U.S. Senate. He was the leader of the Stalwart faction of the Republican Party.

Roscoe Conkling

Roscoe Conkling (October 30, 1829 - April 18, 1888) was a politician from New York who served both as…

The Constitution House in Kingston, New York where the New York constitution was signed.

The Constitution House, Kingston

The Constitution House in Kingston, New York where the New York constitution was signed.

(1839-1902) Catholic Archbishop of New York 1885

Archbishop Michael Corrigan

(1839-1902) Catholic Archbishop of New York 1885

His Majesty's Fort of Crown Point or more simply Fort Crown Point was a British fort built in 1759 on Lake Champlain (on the border between modern New York State and Vermont in the United States) to secure the region against the French.

Crown Point in 1857

His Majesty's Fort of Crown Point or more simply Fort Crown Point was a British fort built in 1759 on…

John Adams Dix (July 24, 1798 – April 21, 1879) was an American politician from New York. He served as Secretary of the Treasury, U.S. Senator, and New York Governor. He was also a distinguished Civil War General.

John Adams Dix

John Adams Dix (July 24, 1798 – April 21, 1879) was an American politician from New York. He served…

Rioting in New York City after passage of an unpopular draft.

The Draft Riots in New York - The Battle in Second Avenue

Rioting in New York City after passage of an unpopular draft.

James Duane (February 6, 1733–February 1, 1797) was a lawyer, jurist, and Revolutionary leader from New York. He served as a delegate to the Continental Congress, a U.S. District Judge, New York state senator, and as Mayor of New York.

James Duane

James Duane (February 6, 1733–February 1, 1797) was a lawyer, jurist, and Revolutionary leader from…

Duck shooting on Saratoga Lake, New York.

Duck Shooting

Duck shooting on Saratoga Lake, New York.

A Dutch colonial family in scene in the colony of New Amsterdam.

Dutch Family

A Dutch colonial family in scene in the colony of New Amsterdam.

A family of Dutchmen residing in colonial America.

A Dutchmen of the Olden Time

A family of Dutchmen residing in colonial America.

William Maxwell Evarts (February 6, 1818 – February 28, 1901) was an American lawyer and statesman who served as US Secretary of State, US Attorney General and US Senator from New York.

William Maxwell Evarts

William Maxwell Evarts (February 6, 1818 – February 28, 1901) was an American lawyer and statesman…

Nicholas Fish (1758-1833) was an American Revolutionary soldier, born in New York City.

Nicholas Fish

Nicholas Fish (1758-1833) was an American Revolutionary soldier, born in New York City.

Fort Lafayette was an island coastal fortification in New York Harbor, built next to Fort Hamilton. During the Civil War, the casement were used to house Confederate prisoners of war and politicians opposed to Abraham Lincoln's administration policies.

Fort Lafayette

Fort Lafayette was an island coastal fortification in New York Harbor, built next to Fort Hamilton.…

Fort Niagra, viewed from Fort George, in 1812.

Fort Niagra, from Fort George, in 1812

Fort Niagra, viewed from Fort George, in 1812.

The previous site of a mission fort named Fort de La Présentation near the junction of the Oswegatchie River and the St Lawrence River. It is present day Ogdensburg.

Present Site of Fort Presentation

The previous site of a mission fort named Fort de La Présentation near the junction of the Oswegatchie…

Fort Schlosser was a fortification built in Western New York in the USA around 1760 by British Colonial forces, in order to guard the upper entrance to the portage around Niagara Falls.

Remains at Fort Schlosser

Fort Schlosser was a fortification built in Western New York in the USA around 1760 by British Colonial…

The gold box that the city of New York gave to Gen. Jacob Brown after the battles of Chippewa and Lundy's Lane.

General Brown's Gold Box

The gold box that the city of New York gave to Gen. Jacob Brown after the battles of Chippewa and Lundy's…

The house in which General Ulysses S. Grant died in Mount McGregor, New York

The House in which General Grant Died

The house in which General Ulysses S. Grant died in Mount McGregor, New York

Henry Hudson's ship "Half Moon" on the Hudson River in New York.

Half Moon

Henry Hudson's ship "Half Moon" on the Hudson River in New York.

The Hall of Fame for Great Americans at Bronx Community College, the original "Hall of Fame" in the United States, is a New York landmark institution founded in 1900 to honor prominent Americans who have had a significant impact on this nation's history.

The Hall of Fame for Great Americans

The Hall of Fame for Great Americans at Bronx Community College, the original "Hall of Fame" in the…

The opening of the shaft beneath Hell Gate, New York.

Hell Gate

The opening of the shaft beneath Hell Gate, New York.

Profile of the Hudson River from New York City through the Highlands, showing the fjord-like excavation above the mouth and the gradual northward rise of the peneplane.

Hudson River

Profile of the Hudson River from New York City through the Highlands, showing the fjord-like excavation…

(1862-1948 ) Hughes served as the 36th Governor of New York (1907–1910), Associate Justice of the Supreme Court of the United States (1910–1916), United States Secretary of State (1921–1925), a judge on the Court of International Justice (1928–1930), and the 11th Chief Justice of the United States (1930–1941). He was the Republican candidate in the 1916 U.S. Presidential election, losing narrowly to Woodrow Wilson.

Charles E. Hughes

(1862-1948 ) Hughes served as the 36th Governor of New York (1907–1910), Associate Justice of the…

Daniel Huntington (October 4, 1816 - April 19, 1906), American artist, was born in New York City, New York.

Daniel Huntington

Daniel Huntington (October 4, 1816 - April 19, 1906), American artist, was born in New York City, New…

One of the prisons used by the British at New York during the American Revolutionary War.

The Jersey Prison Ship

One of the prisons used by the British at New York during the American Revolutionary War.

Sir William Johnson, 1st Baronet (1715 – 11 July 1774), founder of Johnstown, New York, was an Irish pioneer and army officer in colonial New York, and the British Superintendent of Indian Affairs from 1755 to 1774.

Sir William Johnson

Sir William Johnson, 1st Baronet (1715 – 11 July 1774), founder of Johnstown, New York, was an…

James Kent (July 31, 1763 – December 12, 1847) was an American jurist and legal scholar from New York.

James Kent

James Kent (July 31, 1763 – December 12, 1847) was an American jurist and legal scholar from New…

The King's Bridge, erected in 1693 by Frederick Philipse a local Lord loyal to the British Monarch. It is located in the northwest Bronx, New York.

King's Bridge in 1860

The King's Bridge, erected in 1693 by Frederick Philipse a local Lord loyal to the British Monarch.…

Kip's house, a home on Kip's Bay in New York.

Kip's house

Kip's house, a home on Kip's Bay in New York.

The Second Battle of Lacolle Mills was fought on March 30, 1814 during the War of 1812. The small garrison of a British outpost position, aided by reinforcements, fought off a strong but poorly executed American attack.

La Colle Mill and Blockhouse

The Second Battle of Lacolle Mills was fought on March 30, 1814 during the War of 1812. The small garrison…

The landing of the Dutch settlers on Manhattan, now the city of New York.

Landing of the Dutch settlers on Manhattan Island

The landing of the Dutch settlers on Manhattan, now the city of New York.

Lindenwald was Martin Van Buren's estate in Albany, New York. It was built in 1841.

Lindenwald, Van Buren's Estate

Lindenwald was Martin Van Buren's estate in Albany, New York. It was built in 1841.

John Cardinal McCloskey, (March 10, 1810 - October 10, 1885) was an American cardinal, the fifth bishop (second archbishop) of the Roman Catholic diocese of New York.

Cardinal McCloskey

John Cardinal McCloskey, (March 10, 1810 - October 10, 1885) was an American cardinal, the fifth bishop…

The interior of the Temple of Music at the Pan-American Exposition in Buffalo, New York where President William McKinley was shot in 1901. The X marks the sport where McKinley stood when shot.

Interior of the Temple of Music Where McKinley was Shot

The interior of the Temple of Music at the Pan-American Exposition in Buffalo, New York where President…

An old stone mill on the Saranac River in New York.

Old Stone Mill

An old stone mill on the Saranac River in New York.

Richard Montgomery's Monument, states: "This monument is erected by order of Congress, 25th of January, 1776, to transmit to posterity a grateful remembrance of the patriotic conduct, enterprise, and preseverance of Major-general Richard Montgomery, who, after a series of success amid the most discouraging difficulties, fell in the attack on Quebec, 31st December, 1775, aged 37 yeras.

Richard Montgomery's Monument

Richard Montgomery's Monument, states: "This monument is erected by order of Congress, 25th of January,…

Levi Parsons Morton (May 16, 1824 – May 16, 1920) was a Representative from New York and the twenty-second Vice President of the United States. He also later served as Governor of New York.

Levi Parsons Morton

Levi Parsons Morton (May 16, 1824 – May 16, 1920) was a Representative from New York and the twenty-second…

Earliest picture of New Amsterdam

New Amsterdam

Earliest picture of New Amsterdam

The official seal of the U.S. state of New York in 1889.

New York

The official seal of the U.S. state of New York in 1889.

The United States seal of New York with a backdrop of the Erie Canal.

New York

The United States seal of New York with a backdrop of the Erie Canal.

An example of the paper money during colonial America.

New York Colonial Paper Money

An example of the paper money during colonial America.

A view of New York in 1776.

New York in 1776

A view of New York in 1776.

North-south section across western New York, showing the three cuestas and lowlands and the tilting of the peneplane.

New York Peneplane

North-south section across western New York, showing the three cuestas and lowlands and the tilting…

Seal of the state of New York, 1875

New York seal

Seal of the state of New York, 1875

Seal of the state of New York, 1876

New York seal

Seal of the state of New York, 1876

Seal of the state of New York, 1890

New York seal

Seal of the state of New York, 1890

Seal of the state of New York, 1904

New York seal

Seal of the state of New York, 1904

The secessionists tore up the railroad but the men of the eighth Massachusetts knew how to build railroads. Together with the New York Seventh Regiment, they began to spike down the rails and relaid the rails and made their way to Washington.

New York Seventh Regiment Marching Down Broadway

The secessionists tore up the railroad but the men of the eighth Massachusetts knew how to build railroads.…