Manhattan Picture Database CD-Rom

The Manhattan Picture Database CD-ROM is a project still being created. Currently, the cd contains over 10,000 photographs covering an estimated 31,000 properties in Manhattan. Coverage presently consists of buildings along the main avenues and on the primary cross towns streets up to 59 Street. Side streets and smaller streets has minimal coverage. The screenshot of the map (item 4 below) provides you with some idea of what is covered. In addition to the thousands of photographs, this remarkable cd-rom also contains a text database covering every single property in Manhattan. If that was not enough, the Manhattan Picture Database CD-Rom also contains historic information including a complete land/map block and lot book of Manhattan covering every property as it was in 1914. The cd also contains a number of "actuallities" or early movies of Manhattan which were shot between 1898 and 1905. This CD is truly fascinating.

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1. Opening Manu





2 Main Menu (top of page)





3 Main Menu (bottom of page)





4 Map showing photo coverage.





5 Thumbnails of photos





6 Street Search menu





7 Sample record (in Windows)





***PLEASE NOTE: in one place on the
 cd-rom, the Manhattan file name is
 spelled "manhatan". This is do to an
 operating system limitation that requires
 certain files to be a maximum of
8 characters long and the need to be
 compatible with all computers. This
 does not effect the operation of the
 cd in any way. We are working
to change this.

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