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New Library Digital Collection

Remember Me to Herald Square: Thirty-fourth Street River to River, a collaborative project between the Mina Rees Library, the Seymour B. Durst Old York Library, and the Gotham Center for New York City History, is a montage of images of Thirty-fourth Street, past and present.

Aimed at promoting local history and making images and information available to teachers and their students, Remember Me to Herald Square has lithographs, drawings and photographs documenting the long history of this important Midtown Manhattan street. The images are broken down into seven exhibit themes: Transportation; Community; Entertainment and Nightlife; Maps; Herald and Greeley Squares, the Empire State Building; Shopping; and Then and Now. A short introductory essay for each theme is available before viewing the images.

Contemporary images were taken by photographer Jeanette O’Keefe during the summer of 2010. These color street shots contrast beautifully with the historic images of Thirty-fourth. Many contrasting images can be seen in under Then and Now.

An exhibit of the same name is available for viewing in the library display cases on the first floor.