Illustrations, paintings, and visuals imagery representing life and culture for the black denizens of New York's colonial era.
The first slave auction in New Amsterdam 1655. Engraving after illustration by Howard Pyle in 1895.
Photograph of a modern day celebration of the Dutch holiday, Pinkster, by black people in New York's Hudson Valley region. An example of traditional cultural assimilation as evidence of colonialism, as well as a holiday of leisure that was allowed to…
1651 Depiction of Fort Amsterdam and the surrounding New Amsterdam colony along with European ships and the indigenous people of the region.
A 1651 Illustration of possible depiction of Fort Amsterdam at the southern tip of Manhattan along with the surrounding colony, European ships, and indigenous peoples in the foreground.
Line photoengraving of a possible depiction of the New York Slave Market and how it may have looked in 1730.
Screenshot from the YouTube video "What's left of New Amsterdam in Lower Manhattan - 2/4" at 1:01. Uploaded by New Netherland Now.