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Going up!

Going up!

Caption: "Gong up!--Here is Pat Conway with Connie Mavis as they go aloft in the Parachute Jump...
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Norwegian Christian Home for the Aged

Norwegian Christian Home for the Aged

Exterior views, in different sizes, of Norwegian Christian Home for the Aged located at 1250 67th...
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Blackwell's Island, part of the workhouse

Blackwell's Island, part of the workhouse

View of large stone building in several wings (no longer extant) on what is now Roosevelt Island;...
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Hurry, hurry, hurry!!

Hurry, hurry, hurry!!

Woman in office holding the wrist of another woman seated at typewriter. Caption: "Hurray, hurray,...
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Tops in costumes

Tops in costumes

Four children in costume as pirate, Bugs Bunny, hobo, and unidentified. Caption: "Tops in costumes...
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Tradecard. Whitehouse Shoe Company. 265 & 267 Fulton St. Brooklyn, NY. Recto.

Tradecard. Whitehouse Shoe Company. 265 & 267 Fulton St. Brooklyn, NY. Recto.

Painting palette shaped card with an image of a baby sitting in the grass with a fly resting on her...
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[View of east side of 3rd Avenue.]

[View of east side of 3rd Avenue.]

View of east side of 3rd Avenue looking north toward s.e. cor. 97th Street + 3rd Avenue. Louis J....
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[Young Men's Hebrew Association]

[Young Men's Hebrew Association]

Exterior view of Young Men's Hebrew Association. Exact location is unknown.
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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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