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A man hands a program to baseball legend

A man hands a program to baseball legend Babe Ruth, center, as he is joined by his second wife Clare, center left, and singer Kate Smith, front left, in the grandstand during Game 1 of the 1936 World Series at the Polo Grounds. (Sept. 30, 1936) Photo Credit: AP/New York City Municipal Archives, WPA Federal Writers' Project

Culled from New York City's Municipal Archives collection of more than 2.2 million images going back to the mid-1800s, the released photographs feature all manner of city oversight -- from stately ports and bridges to grisly gangland killings.

A pair of girls walk east along 42nd
Photo Credit: AP/New York City Municipal Archives, DeGregario Collection

A pair of girls walk east along 42nd Street in Manhattan. Acker, Merrall and Condit wine shop delivery wagons are on the right and the C.C. Shayne Furrier sign can be seen on the roof overhead. (circa 1890)

The superstructure from the Manhattan Bridge rises above
Photo Credit: AP/New York City Municipal Archives, Department of Bridges/Plant & Structures, Eugene de Salig

The superstructure from the Manhattan Bridge rises above Washington Street in Brooklyn. (June 5, 1908)

Workers dig in the street along the sidewalk
Photo Credit: AP/New York City Municipal Archives, Department of Bridges/Plant & Structures, Eugene de Sali

Workers dig in the street along the sidewalk on the north side of Delancey Street in Manhattan. (July 29, 1908)

Painters are suspended from wires on the Brooklyn
Photo Credit: AP/New York City Municipal Archives, Department of Bridges/Plant & Structures, Eugene de Salig

Painters are suspended from wires on the Brooklyn Bridge. (Oct. 7, 1914)

Workers assemble bricks to build the roadway on
Photo Credit: AP/New York City Municipal Archives, Borough President Manhattan

Workers assemble bricks to build the roadway on 28th Street in Manhattan. (Oct. 2, 1930)

The police booking photo of Charles
Photo Credit: AP/New York City Municipal Archives, DA Case Files

The police booking photo of Charles "Lucky" Luciano on April 18, 1936.

A man hands a program to baseball legend
Photo Credit: AP/New York City Municipal Archives, WPA Federal Writers' Project

A man hands a program to baseball legend Babe Ruth, center, as he is joined by his second wife Clare, center left, and singer Kate Smith, front left, in the grandstand during Game 1 of the 1936 World Series at the Polo Grounds. (Sept. 30, 1936)

A man looks at the Hudson River from
Photo Credit: AP/New York City Municipal Archives, WPA Federal Writers' Project, Jack Rosenzwieg

A man looks at the Hudson River from the New York tower of the George Washington Bridge. (Dec. 22, 1936)

A man reads a newspaper on Manhattan's 6th
Photo Credit: AP/New York City Municipal Archives, Borough President Manhattan

A man reads a newspaper on Manhattan's 6th Avenue and 40th Street, with the headline: "Nazi Army Now 75 Miles From Paris." (May 18, 1940)

A look at 172 Norfolk St., which is
Photo Credit: AP/New York City Municipal Archives

A look at 172 Norfolk St., which is now the Angel Orensanz Foundation, in Manhattan, in the mid-1980s.

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