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The historian David McCullough has described the New York Public Library as one of the five most important libraries in the United States; the others are the Library of Congress, the Boston Public Library, and the university libraries of Harvard and Yale. Founded in 1895, NYPL is the nation’s largest public library system, featuring a unique combination of 88 neighborhood branches and four scholarly research centers, bringing together an extraordinary richness of resources and opportunities available to all.

The Holy Family at the Fountain

The Holy Family at the Fountain

Flammans of St. Martin.

Flammans of St. Martin.

Russia, 960-1694 [part 1].

Russia, 960-1694 [part 1].

George Washington- The Munro-Lenox Portrait

George Washington- The Munro-Lenox Portrait

Head of a winged figure wearing a diadem.

Head of a winged figure wearing a diadem.

Façade n. Bas-relief 46.

Façade n. Bas-relief 46.

Curtiss JN - a training plane.

Curtiss JN - a training plane.

Central park in 1862. [Collection of photographs in portfolio, without text] Published by special permission of the commission.

Central park in 1862. [Collection of photographs in portfolio, without text] Published by special permission of the commission.

Public Library, Front View, Boston, Mass.

Public Library, Front View, Boston, Mass.

Sunset from the Battery (or Moonlight), New York, N. Y.

Sunset from the Battery (or Moonlight), New York, N. Y.

Fishing Schooners at T Wharf, Boston, Mass.

Fishing Schooners at T Wharf, Boston, Mass.

Nasby Building, Toledo, Ohio

Nasby Building, Toledo, Ohio

[Title page.]

[Title page.]

An Albanian woman wearing her native costume

An Albanian woman wearing her native costume

Danish man.

Danish man.

The wreck of the Titanic : descriptive piece

The wreck of the Titanic : descriptive piece

Waterfront in New Orleans. French market sidewalk scene. Louisiana

Waterfront in New Orleans. French market sidewalk scene. Louisiana

Receiving a rehabilitation check. Dona Ana Co., N.M.

Receiving a rehabilitation check. Dona Ana Co., N.M.

Destitute pea pickers in California. Mother of seven children. Age thirty-two. Nipomo, California

Destitute pea pickers in California. Mother of seven children. Age thirty-two. Nipomo, California

Junction of Canal & Walker Sts. Near Centre St.

Junction of Canal & Walker Sts. Near Centre St.

Sphinx at Gizeh

Sphinx at Gizeh

Germany. Saxony. Knights

Germany. Saxony. Knights

Explicit.

Explicit.

Muhammad and Abû Bakr visit the Banû Salîmah tribe.

Muhammad and Abû Bakr visit the Banû Salîmah tribe.

Bilâl al-Habashî, an Ethiopian negro, tells 'Umar ibn al-Khattâb that he wants to go to Damascus.

Bilâl al-Habashî, an Ethiopian negro, tells 'Umar ibn al-Khattâb that he wants to go to Damascus.

'Abd-Allâh talks with a group of his kinsmen about the new religion.

'Abd-Allâh talks with a group of his kinsmen about the new religion.

Abû Hishâm, sitting with two friends in an eyvân, tells them that he has become a Muslim.

Abû Hishâm, sitting with two friends in an eyvân, tells them that he has become a Muslim.

Muhammad and Abû Bakr on their camels, a servant holding the reins, ask for a night's lodging from an old Bedouin woman, Umm Ma'badah.

Muhammad and Abû Bakr on their camels, a servant holding the reins, ask for a night's lodging from an old Bedouin woman, Umm Ma'badah.

'Abd-Allâh ibn Ybayy climbs a date palm and announces that Muhammad is approaching Qubâ', a suburb of Medina.

'Abd-Allâh ibn Ybayy climbs a date palm and announces that Muhammad is approaching Qubâ', a suburb of Medina.

Muhammad, followed by Abû Bakr and 'Alî, goes to ask support of his uncle 'Abbâs at the 'Ukâz Fair and to invite the people to Islam.

Muhammad, followed by Abû Bakr and 'Alî, goes to ask support of his uncle 'Abbâs at the 'Ukâz Fair and to invite the people to Islam.

A Persian king who is a Zoroastrian and his young son, Salmân al-Fârisî, enter a fire temple administered by three priest, and learn that the sacred flame has been waning.

A Persian king who is a Zoroastrian and his young son, Salmân al-Fârisî, enter a fire temple administered by three priest, and learn that the sacred flame has been waning.

Three Christian monks attend a Muslim religious meeting.

Three Christian monks attend a Muslim religious meeting.

Umm Hakîm, in white robes and a black net face veil, seated before the Prophet, tells Muhammad that Abû Bakr would like to give his daughter 'Â'ishah in marriage to him.

Umm Hakîm, in white robes and a black net face veil, seated before the Prophet, tells Muhammad that Abû Bakr would like to give his daughter 'Â'ishah in marriage to him.

Front cover of binding

Front cover of binding

Hannâd ibn 'Umar kisses the hand of Muhammad, pledging his aid and allegiance.

Hannâd ibn 'Umar kisses the hand of Muhammad, pledging his aid and allegiance.

The angel Jibrîl stands before Muhammad and instructs him on the call to prayer.

The angel Jibrîl stands before Muhammad and instructs him on the call to prayer.

Muhammad offers the first prayer in a newly built mosque.

Muhammad offers the first prayer in a newly built mosque.

Muhammad, mounted on Burâq accompanied by Jibrîl and host angels, rises to the heavens on his way to al-Masjid al-Aqsâ.

Muhammad, mounted on Burâq accompanied by Jibrîl and host angels, rises to the heavens on his way to al-Masjid al-Aqsâ.

Muhammad sits before a mihrab discussing Islamic religious precepts with a Christian monk in the presence of nine of the Companions.

Muhammad sits before a mihrab discussing Islamic religious precepts with a Christian monk in the presence of nine of the Companions.

Mutî', who has been restored to life by the Prophet, stands in front of him, his idol lying at his feet, and he converts to Islam.

Mutî', who has been restored to life by the Prophet, stands in front of him, his idol lying at his feet, and he converts to Islam.
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The New York Public Library has been an essential provider of free books, information, ideas, and education for all New Yorkers for more than 100 years. Founded in 1895, NYPL is the nation’s largest public library system, featuring a unique combination of 88 neighborhood branches and four scholarly research centers, bringing together an extraordinary richness of resources and opportunities available to all.
Serving more than 17 million patrons a year, and millions more online, the Library holds more than 51 million items, from books, e-books, and DVDs to renowned research collections used by scholars from around the world.

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