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Parachute Jump

Parachute Jump

Aerial view of two young women sitting on the Parachute Jump, a ride at Coney Island's Steeplechase...
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Pride of Judea Home

Pride of Judea Home

Caption: "Kids from the Pride of Judea Home will give a performance of a specially written operetta...
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[View of west side of Lawrence Street.]

[View of west side of Lawrence Street.]

View of west side of Lawrence Street between Fulton Street and Willoughby Street looking north.
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[Cats on a fence] "Referred to the Hague"

[Cats on a fence] "Referred to the Hague"

View of two black and white cats facing each other on a backyard fence, likely in Park Slope,...
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Who'll take them?

Who'll take them?

Caption: "Who'll take them--...Some of the dogs available for adopotion at the Brooklyn A. S. P. C...
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[Northeast corner of 99th Street and 4th Avenue, Brooklyn.]

[Northeast corner of 99th Street and 4th Avenue, Brooklyn.]

Northeast corner of 99th Street and 4th Avenue, Brooklyn.
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Prize-winning speakers

Prize-winning speakers

Caption: "Prize-winning speakers--Joan B. Eckman of Far Rockaway, left, and Joan Volkman of Forest...
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Pre-school lessons

Pre-school lessons

Caption: "Pre-school lessons--Mrs. Charles F. Colchester, president of the Flatbush Day Nursery, is...
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The Brooklyn Visual Heritage website provides access to a newly digitized corpus of 19th and 20th century photographs and other visual materials drawn from the rich collections of the Brooklyn Historical Society, Brooklyn Museum and the Brooklyn Public Library. The digitization and the design of the website were accomplished through Project CHART, a collaborative partnership with Pratt School of Information and Library Science. We invite you to explore and use this new online resource intended to serve scholars, historians and the general public of all ages, to engage with Brooklyn’s historic past and make connections to its present diverse and vibrant culture and to visit the cultural institutions the website represents for a total Brooklyn experience.

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