BEHOLD: Incredible Photos of New York Over 100 Years Ago

Almost a million images of New York have been unleashed upon the internets, courtesy of the NY Department of Records. Narrowed down from the Municipal Archives collection of more than 2.2 million images going back to the mid-1800s, the 870,000 photographs cover a myriad aspects NY life, from construction to markets to buildings to gang murders.

Check them all here.