Robert Louis Bracklow (1849-1919) was an amateur photographer and stationer. He was an active member of the Society of Amateur Photographers of New York (later the Camera Club), where he exhibited photographs with fellow amateur Richard H. Lawrence and with Alfred Stieglitz. This digital collection includes 2,084 glass plate negatives from the New-York Historical Society's Robert L. Bracklow Photograph Collection, which contains images of New York City, its immediate environs, and towns throughout New England from 1882 to 1918. Bracklow’s photographs often show elements of Manhattan in flux: old houses, new skyscrapers, and buildings in different stages of construction. The digitization of this collection was funded in part by a grant from the Metropolitan New York Library Council.