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[South side of Avenue J.]

[South side of Avenue J.]

South side of Avenue J. Corner of East 13th Street at far right. Harry Geier & Son, #1302-4...
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[Worker painting courthouse dome]

[Worker painting courthouse dome]

Worker in harness painting dome of neo-classical Kings County Courthouse on Joralemon and Fulton...
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[Beard's Erie Basin.]

[Beard's Erie Basin.]

JOSEPH HALL, Photographer, 111 Fulton Street, Brooklyn. Beard's Erie Basin. [printed, recto]
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[Bill Lohrman]

[Bill Lohrman]

Brooklyn Dodgers pitcher Bill Lohrman leaning forward in pitcher's follow-through, probably as warm...
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World Series serenade

World Series serenade

Five musicians dressed as hoboes playing for two Brooklyn Dodgers standing in dugout, presumably at...
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Heads St. Patrick Sons

Heads St. Patrick Sons

Caption: "Heads St. Patrick Sons--Chosen as president of the Friendly Sons of St. Patrick at a...
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[View of Church Avenue.]

[View of Church Avenue.]

View of Church Avenue showing Flatbush Dutch Reform Church spire (at Flatbush Avenue).
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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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