A prophecy of 1881 of New York's future in a few years.

New York's Future

A prophecy of 1881 of New York's future in a few years.

A view of Broad Street, New York in 1740.

Broad Street, New York

A view of Broad Street, New York in 1740.

The Canal on Broad Street, New York during the days of the Colony of New York.

The Canal on Broad Street, New York

The Canal on Broad Street, New York during the days of the Colony of New York.

"New York is a city in Southern New York; coextensive with New York, Kings, Queens, and Richmond counties, on New York Bay, the Hudson and East rivers, Long Island Sound and the Atlantic Ocean; the first city in the United States in population and commercial importance, and after London, the largest metropolitan center in the world. Among the public buildings is the City Hall, 216 by 105 feet, and three stories high: completed in 1812 at a cost of $500,000. In the rear of the City Hall is the Court House."—(Charles Leonard-Stuart, 1911)

City Hall of New York

"New York is a city in Southern New York; coextensive with New York, Kings, Queens, and Richmond counties,…

The first manufacturing warehouse in New York.

First Warehouse in New York

The first manufacturing warehouse in New York.

Madison Square Garden in New York City.

Madison Square Garden in New York

Madison Square Garden in New York City.

The Masonic Temple in New York City.

Masonic Temple of New York

The Masonic Temple in New York City.

The National Academy of Design Building in New York City.

National Academy of Design in New York

The National Academy of Design Building in New York City.

"New York is a city in Southern New York; coextensive with New York, Kings, Queens, and Richmond counties, on New York Bay, the Hudson and East rivers, Long Island Sound and the Atlantic Ocean; the first city in the United States in population and commercial importance, and after London, the largest metropolitan center in the world. New York is noted for the number and height of its office buildings. In 1911 there were 50 such structures in occupancy, ranging from 14 to 50 stories in height, or from 179 to 700 feet above ground level, and 16 more were nearing completion. The tallest building was that of the Metropolitan Life Insurance Company, 700 and one quarter feet to top of lantern on its majestic tower. Other conspicuous ones [include the] Park Row, 382 [feet]."—(Charles Leonard-Stuart, 1911)

Park Row Building of New York

"New York is a city in Southern New York; coextensive with New York, Kings, Queens, and Richmond counties,…

The seal of colonial New York, which was claimed by the British in 1664.

Seal of New York

The seal of colonial New York, which was claimed by the British in 1664.

The state house in New York in colonial America.

State House in New York

The state house in New York in colonial America.

John Paulding (16 October 1758 – 18 February 1818) was a militiaman from the state of New York during the American Revolution.

John Paulding

John Paulding (16 October 1758 – 18 February 1818) was a militiaman from the state of New York…

Scenery of the Plattsburgh Bay in New York, the Adirondack Mountains can be seen in the distance.

Plattsburgh Bay

Scenery of the Plattsburgh Bay in New York, the Adirondack Mountains can be seen in the distance.

A drawing of the port of Buffalo, New York in 1813.

The Port of Buffalo in 1813

A drawing of the port of Buffalo, New York in 1813.

Section across Western New York, showing the rock formations exposed on the Niagara River and on the shores of Lake Erie.

New York Rock Formation

Section across Western New York, showing the rock formations exposed on the Niagara River and on the…

The home of President Theodore Roosevelt in Oyster Bay, New York.

Roosevelt's Home

The home of President Theodore Roosevelt in Oyster Bay, New York.

The birthplace of President Theodore Roosevelt in New York, New York.

The Birthplace of Theodore Roosevelt

The birthplace of President Theodore Roosevelt in New York, New York.

The Battle of Sackett's Harbor took place on May 29, 1813, during the Anglo-American War of 1812.

Sackett's Harbor in 1812

The Battle of Sackett's Harbor took place on May 29, 1813, during the Anglo-American War of 1812.

The Battle of Big Sandy Creek was fought in northwestern New York on May 29 – May 30, 1814, during the War of 1812.

Place of Battle at Sandy Creek

The Battle of Big Sandy Creek was fought in northwestern New York on May 29 – May 30, 1814, during…

The Sayre House in Southampton, New York which was occupied by the British during the Revolutionary War.

The Sayre House

The Sayre House in Southampton, New York which was occupied by the British during the Revolutionary…

Schenectady is a city in Schenectady County, New York, United States. Pictured here is a bit of old Schenectady.

Schenectady

Schenectady is a city in Schenectady County, New York, United States. Pictured here is a bit of old…

The Schuylers were foremost among early Albany's founders and leaders and became one of the most prominent New Netherland families in colonial New York.

Schuyler Arms

The Schuylers were foremost among early Albany's founders and leaders and became one of the most prominent…

Pieter Schuyler (September 17, 1657 – February 19, 1724) was the mayor of Albany, New York and the head of the Albany Commissioners for Indian Affairs. He served as acting governor of New York in 1709 and from 1719-1720.

Peter Schuyler

Pieter Schuyler (September 17, 1657 – February 19, 1724) was the mayor of Albany, New York and the…

William Henry Seward, Sr. (May 16, 1801 – October 10, 1872) was a Governor of New York, United States Senator and the United States Secretary of State under Abraham Lincoln and Andrew Johnson.

William Henry Seward

William Henry Seward, Sr. (May 16, 1801 – October 10, 1872) was a Governor of New York, United States…

The mill at Sleepy Hollow, New York.

The Old Mill at Sleepy Hollow

The mill at Sleepy Hollow, New York.

Henry Warner Slocum (September 24, 1827 – April 14, 1894), was a Union general during the American Civil War and later served in the United States House of Representatives from New York.

Henry Warner Slocum

Henry Warner Slocum (September 24, 1827 – April 14, 1894), was a Union general during the American…

During the War of 1812 Sodus Bay was mostly burned during an attack by the British.

Destruction at Sodus Bay

During the War of 1812 Sodus Bay was mostly burned during an attack by the British.

Colonists rioting in protest of the unpopular Stamp Act.

The Stamp Riots of New York

Colonists rioting in protest of the unpopular Stamp Act.

A steamboat constructed by Robert Fulton, which made the passage from New York to Albany in thirty six hours.

Steamboat

A steamboat constructed by Robert Fulton, which made the passage from New York to Albany in thirty six…

Peter Struyvesant was the last Dutch governor of the New Netherlands colony.

Peter Struyvesant in New Amsterdam

Peter Struyvesant was the last Dutch governor of the New Netherlands colony.

Peter Stuyvesant decides to surrender New Netherland to the English, 1664

Stuyvesant decides to surrender

Peter Stuyvesant decides to surrender New Netherland to the English, 1664

The tomb of Petrus Stuyvesant

Stuyvesant Tomb

The tomb of Petrus Stuyvesant

Stuyvesant was governor of New Netherlands. After the colony was ceded to the English in 1664, the colony was renamed New York.

Governor Peter Stuyvesant

Stuyvesant was governor of New Netherlands. After the colony was ceded to the English in 1664, the colony…

Governor of New York

Governor Peter Stuyvesant

Governor of New York

The suspension bridge connecting New York with Brooklyn.

Suspension Bridge

The suspension bridge connecting New York with Brooklyn.

Nast depicts New York corruption under Tammany Hall Ring. Nast's shadows of forthcoming events predicted Tammany excising the law at the Rum Hole. A board of excise appointed by some local authority.

Tammany Excise Law

Nast depicts New York corruption under Tammany Hall Ring. Nast's shadows of forthcoming events predicted…

The Conference House (also known as the Bentley Manor and the Captain Christopher Billop House)was built before 1680 and located near the southernmost tip of New York State on Staten Island. The Staten Island Peace Conference was held here on September 11, 1776, which unsuccessfully attempted to end the American Revolutionary War.

The Billop House

The Conference House (also known as the Bentley Manor and the Captain Christopher Billop House)was built…

"The distinguished Democrat, Samuel J. Tilden, was born in New York City." —The Popular Cyclopedia, 1888

Samuel J Tilden

"The distinguished Democrat, Samuel J. Tilden, was born in New York City." —The Popular Cyclopedia,…

Children in front of a toy shop in New York.

Toy Shop

Children in front of a toy shop in New York.

The arch erected in New York City to celebrate the return of Admiral George Dewey.

Triumphal Arch in New York City

The arch erected in New York City to celebrate the return of Admiral George Dewey.

The prospect in New York, Uncle Sammy's barrel.

Uncle Sammy's Barrell

The prospect in New York, Uncle Sammy's barrel.

Hasbrouck House served as Washington's headquarters during the Revolutionary War from April 1782 until August 1783. It was chosen for its comparatively safe location north of the strategically important West Point. The 7,000 troops of the Continental Army were encamped near what is today known as Vails Gate, a few miles to the southwest.

Entrance to Washington's Headquarters, Newburgh

Hasbrouck House served as Washington's headquarters during the Revolutionary War from April 1782 until…

(1740-1830) Elected mayor of New York in 1807.

Colonel Marinus Willett

(1740-1830) Elected mayor of New York in 1807.

The state banner of New York, the empire state.

New York

The state banner of New York, the empire state.