Today Bill de Blasio becomes the 109th mayor of New York City. Here’s a look back at some of the city’s previous mayors:
Unidentified Artist, Mayor Gaynor at his Desk, January 3, 1910 (233.2001)
William Jay Gaynor was the city’s 94th mayor. James J. Gallagher, a former city employee, attempted to assassinate Gayor by shooting him in the throat on August 9, 1910. The photograph by William F. Warnecke in the lower right of the collage shows the assassination attempt.
Lucien Aigner, Mayor La Guardia in his car, 1940 (311.1982)
Fiorello H. La Guardia was the 99th mayor of New York City.
Weegee, [Vincent R. Impellitteri distortion], 1960s (10904.1993)
Sicilian-born Vincent R. Impelliterri served as the 101st mayor.
Unidentified Photographer, [John V. Lindsay at the March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom, Washington, D.C.], August 28, 1963 (2010.81.129)
John V. Lindsay, the city’s 103rd mayor, was a member of the United States House of Representatives when this photograph was taken.
Richard Deagle, How’m I Doin’?, 1989 (1257.2000)
Ed Koch served three terms as the city’s 105th mayor. Richard Deagle used Koch’s catchphrase to criticize the city’s response to the AIDS epidemic.
ACT UP, Living with AIDS, Dying from Our Mayor, 1995 (1089.2000)
Rudolph W. Guiliani was the city’s 107th mayor.