New York City is, arguably, the seat of American culture and identity. It’s sheer size and diversity has made it the quintessential American city, and as a result, has an impressive (at least, in term of American history) legacy spanning back hundreds of years.
Virtual New York City is a website dedicated to the history and people of New York City, and is an invaluable resource for those of you interested in New York during the Victorian era. It’s maintained by the New Media Lab at the Graduate Center, City University of New York and is chock full of information that is available no where else on the internet.
This is a work in progress, and their Disasters exhibit their first of what will surely be many, so if this sort of thing interests you, be sure to bookmark it and check back often!