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[Camping Boys]

[Camping Boys]

Camping Boys [written on paper fold]Portrait of boys camping.
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[Ocean Parkway Jewish Center]

[Ocean Parkway Jewish Center]

Drawing of Ocean Parkway Jewish Center located at 550 Ocean Parkway.
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[Northwest corner of Lawrence Street (right) and Johnson Street.]

[Northwest corner of Lawrence Street (right) and Johnson Street.]

Northwest corner of Lawrence Street (right) and Johnson Street.
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[Berry Street & North 14th Street]

[Berry Street & North 14th Street]

Four exterior, close-up views of a graffiti-covered, run-down building located at the intersection...
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[The T.T. Stuyvesant leaving]

[The T.T. Stuyvesant leaving]

The T.T. Stuyvesant ship leaving the Brooklyn Navy Yard.
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John Green with Vixen, horse owned by James H. McSweeney, Commandant of the 105th F. Artillery

John Green with Vixen, horse owned by James H. McSweeney, Commandant of the 105th F. Artillery

Soldier holding horse in stable at armory at 171 Clermont Avenue in Fort Greene (since converted to...
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[Chris Van Cuyk in dugout]

[Chris Van Cuyk in dugout]

Brooklyn Dodgers pitcher Chris Van Cuyk posing with ball and glove and one leg raised in dugout...
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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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