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Bobby Morgan, age 6 months

Bobby Morgan, age 6 months

One of seven images of the baby of Brooklyn Dodgers infielder Bobby Morgan and his wife Frances, at...
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[150 Livingston Street.]

[150 Livingston Street.]

150 Livingston Street. Provident Loan Soc. ar s.w. corner of Livingston Street (right) and Smith...
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Dome lifting

Dome lifting

Aerial view from left of scaffolding covering dome of neo-classical Kings County Courthouse on...
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Brooklyn Law School

Brooklyn Law School

Section of Pearl Street with several commercial buildings and several parked vehicles. Caption: "...
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[Residential street corner]

[Residential street corner]

Residential street corner with wood frame houses, flagpole, and picket fence.
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[18th Avenue.]

[18th Avenue.]

18th Avenue. J. Marinello & Co., retail fish, 4124 18th Avenue, Brooklyn.
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[Don Thompson in fielding pose]

[Don Thompson in fielding pose]

Brooklyn Dodgers leftfielder Don Thomspon leaping to catch fly ball against outfiled wall ("351 FT...
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Columbian League House

Columbian League House

Exterior view of the Columbian League House, a social club located at 106 Pierrepont Street. It was...
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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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    Sometimes when you first see an image it resonates without clear reason. The items I have selected have remained in my visual memory throughout my time working for the Brooklyn Museum and Project CHART. They each share a common thread in which point of view is vital to reading the images.
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    Have you noticed that online, maps have suddenly become trendy? Whether I am researching restaurant reviews or looking up friends’ photographs, everything seems to be tied into a map. The same is true for digital collections.
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    During the 1951 NYC college basketball season, top players were implicated in a point-shaving scandal that resulted in a 6 year shut down of the L.I.U. athletic program and the imprisonment of several players.