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J. Clarence Davies Collection 

J. Clarence Davies Collection 

Bronx real estate mogul J. Clarence Davies (1868-1934) assembled his collection of New York City imagery over a forty year period, collecting voraciously and comprehensively. In 1929 he gave his collection to the City Museum. At the time, the gift was valued at $500,000 and included paintings, prints, maps, book illustrations, printed ephemera, and other materials that reflect all five boroughs and span the 17th century to the beginning of the 20th. In 2013 the Museum completed a project funded by the National Endowment for the Humanities to conserve more than 150 prints, maps, and paintings from this collection, and digitize 1,600. Explore those and other objects from the Davies collection here. 


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J. Clarence Davies Collection 
The Transval of New York
New York
Map of Bronx Borough; showing complete street system as finally adopted and present and proposed transit system.
Map of Property of William A. W. Stewart as Assignee for the Heirs of the Creditors of Jacob Van Wagenen
Map of Mott Haven Canal Docks and other Property of W. E. Rider and T. H. Conkling
Lands of Samuel B. Ruggles in the Twelth Ward in the City of New York
The Crystal Palace.
Map of the real estate in the city of New York between the south side of Washington Parade, 4th St. and the north side of Bellevue, 28th Street.
Lispenard Estate
Map of Lands in the Ninth Ward in the City of New York.
Map of the Common Lands from 59th to 76th Street
222 Choice Dwellings and Building Lots
Design for Prospect Park in the City of Brooklyn
Valuable Real Estate Record, an Instance of Great Real Increase of Values in Property on Manhattan Island.
City of New-York
The Widening of Broadway between 32nd and 59th Streets
Dr. Rich's Institute for Physical Education
Drawell at Morrissania
Vue Générale de New - York. [Aerial view of New York City.]
Empire City Skating Rink
St. Johannes Kirche & Academie in New York.
[Broadway From Chambers to Duane Streets.]
New-York from Weehawk
[Woolworth Building from the Manhattan Municipal Building]
The Burning of the Bowery Theatre on the Evening of the 25th of April, 1845.
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