In the 1620’s, the Dutch settled what would be known as New Amsterdam – a modern european village in a pristine New World. For four decades it endured, until the first Anglo-Dutch war which led to the Netherlands surrendering the colony to Great Britain, eventually leading to the creation of New York in its place.
Illustration of a quaint Dutch cottage in a residential section of Manhattan.Artist Credit: G. Hayward & Co. Reprinted with permission.
Print shows English militia members signing an accord which officially established New York under the dominion of the English crown.Artist Credit: Unknown. Reprinted with permission.
Illustration of New Amsterdam, a small city on Manhattan Island, New-Holland, North America. The image depicts the harbor and multiple ships taking port.Artist Credit: G. Hayward & Co. Reprinted with permission.
View of the Schoeinge or street piling on the East River shore near present Coenties Slip - the dock and river front to Wall StreetArtist Credit: Julia M Colton. Reprinted with permission.
Colorized illustration of pedestrians in front of a Dutch-style house, constructed on the north east corner of Exchange Place & Broad Street.Artist Credit: Unknown. Reprinted with permission.
Illustration of Captain Kidd, a famous Scottish pirate approaching New York's famous Harbor.Artist Credit: Unknown. Reprinted with permission.
Learn all about NYC’s fascinating past by exploring the natural forces that shaped the environment and landscape, along with the people who would transform the “Island of Many Hills” into the greatest and most influential city in the world.
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