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The Five Points, 1827

October 2, 2018 5:21 pm Published by

The Five Points was a 19th-century neighborhood in Lower Manhattan, New York City. It gained international notoriety as a densely populated, disease-ridden, crime-infested slum that existed for well over 70 years. I'd been reading a history book about the Five Points and found a lithograph of a notorious intersection. I cleaned and up-sampled the image in Photoshop, and used a custom Bash script to run VIPs to create the image tile pyramid for the OpenSeaDragon JavaScript library. This is a nice piece of history and art and open-source software.

Oetting Family Tree 1912

December 4, 2015 6:24 pm Published by

Oetting Family Tree - Completed by hand by Oscar W. A. Oetting in 1912. It measures about 6 feet by 2 feet.

Tenallytown, Washington DC 1894

November 5, 2015 8:07 pm Published by

Real estate plat-book of Tenallytown, Washington, District of Columbia, volume 3, 1894 | DC Public Library, Special Collections, Washingtoniana Map Collection

Rene Antoine Houasse

May 8, 2015 10:52 am Published by

Figure de la Magnificence royale, de l'Immortalité et du Progrès dans les Beaux-Arts, by René-Antoine Houasse (c. 1645–1710).