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Tax Photographs

1940s Tax Department photographs

Between 1939 and 1941, the Works Progress Administration, in conjunction with the New York City Department of Taxation, organized teams of photographers to photograph every building in the five boroughs of New York City. The photographs were taken to improve the process of determining and recording property value assessments.

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→Click here to view the Guide to the 1940s Tax Department photographs, 1939-1951

1980s Tax Department photographs

From 1982 to 1987 the Department of Finance used 35mm film to comprehensively document city property for a second time.

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