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Blackwell's Island, Johnny the Horse

Blackwell's Island, Johnny the Horse

View of peddler or mendicant, apparently known as "Johnny the Horse," holding rooster and standing...
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[Northwest corner of Washington Avenue (left) and DeKalb Avenue (right).]

[Northwest corner of Washington Avenue (left) and DeKalb Avenue (right).]

Northwest corner of Washington Avenue (left) and DeKalb Avenue (right). #302 Washington Avenue (on...
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House of Good Shepherd

House of Good Shepherd

Caption: "Members of a committee planning the annual spring bridge of the Ladies of Charity of the...
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[Equipment in the navigation and chart room]

[Equipment in the navigation and chart room]

Close up shot of equipment in the ship's navigation and chart room.
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[Bergen House, Brooklyn]

[Bergen House, Brooklyn]

Bergen House, as viewed from street; MARTENSE [stamped in black ink on label on recto]; 2A [written...
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Field completed

Field completed

Aerial view: caption: "Field completed--Boys High School Athletic Field, bounded by Maple St.,...
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To assist at benefit

To assist at benefit

Caption: "To assist at benefit--Miss Lee Mosbacher and Miss Phyllis Strassburg (seated on floor,...
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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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