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The Bronx is the northernmost borough of New York City and the only borough on the mainland. Its name comes from a 17th century settler from Europe named Jonas Bronck, who established a homestead in what is now the Mott Haven neighborhood. Explore images of the Bronx, from street scenes and neighborhoods to its most notable features, such as Van Cortlandt Park and Woodlawn Cemetery.
[Van Cortlandt Lake.]

[Van Cortlandt Lake.]


Map of Property of William A. W. Stewart as Assignee for the Heirs of the Creditors of Jacob Van Wagenen

Map of Property of William A. W. Stewart as Assignee for the Heirs of the Creditors of Jacob Van Wagenen

Situated in the 23rd Ward of the City of New York.

[Harlem River Speedway Course, looking south.]

[Harlem River Speedway Course, looking south.]


Bird's Eye View of that Portion of the 23rd and 24th Wards of the City of New York, lying west of the N.Y. and Harlem Railroad, and of the Grand Boulevard & Concourse, 1897

Bird's Eye View of that Portion of the 23rd and 24th Wards of the City of New York, lying west of the N.Y. and Harlem Railroad, and of the Grand Boulevard & Concourse, 1897

Connects Manhattan with the park system north of Harlem.

Peremtory Sale. 18 fine lots Near Depot, Fordham 24th Ward

Peremtory Sale. 18 fine lots Near Depot, Fordham 24th Ward

Held Wednesday, June 2, 1886.

Orchard Beach, [Bronx].

Orchard Beach, [Bronx].


Map of Villa Sights at Riverdale

Map of Villa Sights at Riverdale

In the 24th Ward, belonging to Joseph Rosenthal, Esq. | To be sold at auction Tuesday, November, 23....

Orchard Beach, [Bronx].

Orchard Beach, [Bronx].


Map of the Village of Mt. Hope

Map of the Village of Mt. Hope

Known as Western Reserve or Upper Morrisania in the county of Westchester. | February 22, 1851.

High Bridge, Rebuilt, Harlem River

High Bridge, Rebuilt, Harlem River

View of the High Bridge shortly after renovations in the early 1920's. The Harlem River and a the shoreline...

Fordham Heights

Fordham Heights

Being the eartly part of the Farm of Lewis G. Morris, on the Manor of Fordham. Town of West Farms, county...

149th Street and Morris Avenue.

149th Street and Morris Avenue.

Image from Transit System Survey.

Absolute Sale: 22 Fordham Lots Auction Including Edgar A. Poe Cottage

Absolute Sale: 22 Fordham Lots Auction Including Edgar A. Poe Cottage

Auction held April 18, 1889.

Dutch Reformed Church, Kingsbridge Road

Dutch Reformed Church, Kingsbridge Road

Produced for the Society of Iconophiles.

Map of the Village of Mott Haven

Map of the Village of Mott Haven

In the town of Morrisania, county of Westchester, state of New York, 1864. Surveyed by R. Henwood.

Orchard Beach Catering Corp., Orchard Beach, Bronx.

Orchard Beach Catering Corp., Orchard Beach, Bronx.


Map of the Village of East Tremont in the Town of West Farms, Westchester County, New York

Map of the Village of East Tremont in the Town of West Farms, Westchester County, New York

Surveyed by William G. Livingston.

Map of the Upper Part of New York City, from Fifty - Seventh Street to King's Bridge Showing the

Map of the Upper Part of New York City, from Fifty - Seventh Street to King's Bridge Showing the "West Side Improvements". With Dimensions, Elevations of Grades and Distance complete.

New York, March 1868. Compiled and drawn under the direction of Hamilton E. Towle, Civil Engineer and...

Harlem River at 132nd Street.

Harlem River at 132nd Street.

Image from Transit System Survey.

[Van Cortlandt Park.]

[Van Cortlandt Park.]


[Henry Hudson Bridge.]

[Henry Hudson Bridge.]


[High Bridge, view from Washington Bridge.]

[High Bridge, view from Washington Bridge.]


Map of Mott Haven Canal Docks and other Property of W. E. Rider and T. H. Conkling

Map of Mott Haven Canal Docks and other Property of W. E. Rider and T. H. Conkling

G. S. Greene, Jr., Engineer.

Map showing the Location of the Speedway Concourse and the Street System Westerly from New - York and Harlem Rail Road From the Cedar Parks to the Van Cortlandt Park Proposed by the Commissioner of St

Map showing the Location of the Speedway Concourse and the Street System Westerly from New - York and Harlem Rail Road From the Cedar Parks to the Van Cortlandt Park Proposed by the Commissioner of St


222 Choice Dwellings and Building Lots

222 Choice Dwellings and Building Lots

To be Sold at Public Auction Tuesday April 9, 1889, at the real estate exchange and auction room.

Speedway and Aqueduct Bridge, New York.

Speedway and Aqueduct Bridge, New York.


Conservatory, Bronx Park, New York.

Conservatory, Bronx Park, New York.


Hunts Point Development, view looking along west bulkhead.

Hunts Point Development, view looking along west bulkhead.


6201 Broadway at 251st Street. Apartment house.

6201 Broadway at 251st Street. Apartment house.


3269-71-73 3rd Avenue. Buildings.

3269-71-73 3rd Avenue. Buildings.


215th through 217th Street and Park Terrace West. Park Terrace Apartments.

215th through 217th Street and Park Terrace West. Park Terrace Apartments.


183rd Street and Washington Avenue. Parochial School, exterior [during construction].

183rd Street and Washington Avenue. Parochial School, exterior [during construction].

Construction of Our Savior Roman Catholic School

Aeolian Co., Exterior, Factory Weber Duo Art 138th Street & Willow Ave.

Aeolian Co., Exterior, Factory Weber Duo Art 138th Street & Willow Ave.


Bronx Railroad Tracks.

Bronx Railroad Tracks.


Schools, Academy of Mt. St. Vincent.

Schools, Academy of Mt. St. Vincent.

Students in an outdoor performance at the Academy of Mount St. Vincent, Riverdale.

Henrich Heine Monument.

Henrich Heine Monument.

Crowd at the unveiling of the Henrich Heine monument ("Lorelei Fountain"), Grand Concourse and 164th...

Schools, Aquinas High School.

Schools, Aquinas High School.

Aquinas High School with students lined up outside, an all-girls high school located at 183rd Street...

New Bronx Theatre.

New Bronx Theatre.

The boxes to the left of the stage at the Bronx Theatre on Melrose Avenue.

[Photographer with tripod set up to take a portrait of two women and a girl]

[Photographer with tripod set up to take a portrait of two women and a girl]


Schools, Academy of Mt. St. Vincent.

Schools, Academy of Mt. St. Vincent.

Class of female students posed on the steps of a building at the Academy of Mount St. Vincent, Riverdale....

Crystal Chemical Co.

Crystal Chemical Co.

The employees of the Crystal Chemical Co. (located at 134th Street & Willis Avenue), standing for a group...

The Fieldston Garden Apartments.

The Fieldston Garden Apartments.


Skating, Van Cortlandt Park.

Skating, Van Cortlandt Park.

People seated on benches by a frozen lake at Van Cortlandt Park.

Physics class at Bronx High School of Science

Physics class at Bronx High School of Science


The Potter's Field Consecrated Ground.

The Potter's Field Consecrated Ground.

A man covering coffins with dirt in an open trench at the city burial ground on Hart's Island.

Southern Part of West-chester County N.Y.

Southern Part of West-chester County N.Y.


Skating, Van Cortlandt Park.

Skating, Van Cortlandt Park.

People seated on benches by a frozen lake at Van Cortlandt Park.

Lorillard Mansion, Bronx Park

Lorillard Mansion, Bronx Park

"Nov. 3d 1891. Lorilland Mansion, Bronx Park" hand written, verso.
Albumen print, gilt-edged cabinet...

Bronx Park, on Rocking Stone

Bronx Park, on Rocking Stone

Seven young women on Rocking Stone in Bronx Park.

Schools, Academy of Mt. St. Vincent.

Schools, Academy of Mt. St. Vincent.

Class of female students posed on steps at the Academy of Mount St. Vincent, Riverdale.

Albert J. Ver Bryck, Bronx County Court House, Third Ave. & 161st St.

Albert J. Ver Bryck, Bronx County Court House, Third Ave. & 161st St.

Blind news dealer, Albert J. Ver Bryck, at his stand at the Bronx County Court House, 3rd Avenue & 161st...

Main Entrance of Public School 153 Bronx.

Main Entrance of Public School 153 Bronx.


Skating, Van Cortlandt Park.

Skating, Van Cortlandt Park.

People on a frozen lake at Van Cortlandt Park.

[The Woodlawn Hotel, Bronx]

[The Woodlawn Hotel, Bronx]


On the Bronx [River], path leading from the Mansion to the River

On the Bronx [River], path leading from the Mansion to the River

Albumen print, gilt-edged cabinet card mount.
"On the Bronx./Nov 3d 1891. Path leading from the Mansion...

Map of Mott Haven Canal Docks and other Property of W. E. Rider and T. H. Conkling

Map of Mott Haven Canal Docks and other Property of W. E. Rider and T. H. Conkling

G. S. Greene, Jr., Engineer.

New Bronx Theatre.

New Bronx Theatre.

The frieze and mural above the stage at the Bronx Theatre on Melrose Avenue.

South West From Roof of Fieldston Garden Apartments.

South West From Roof of Fieldston Garden Apartments.


Century House, near Kingsbridge Road NY

Century House, near Kingsbridge Road NY

View of the century house near Kingsbridge Road in the Bronx. The house was built in 1736.
"Century...

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