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[Man and two children in driveway]

[Man and two children in driveway]

Boy , girl and man standing in a residential driveway with a fence and open gate in foreground.
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Signs of spring

Signs of spring

Caption: "Signs of spring appear for five-year-old Martha Herz of 474 Brooklyn Ave. in the golden...
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[West side of Clinton Street looking north.]

[West side of Clinton Street looking north.]

West side of Clinton Street looking north. Northwest corner of State Street, Clinton Street at far...
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[Flooded street]

[Flooded street]

A Flooded Flushing Avenue, near the Brooklyn Navy Yard.
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[Water wheel]

[Water wheel]

Closeup of water wheel at Old Mill ride, Steeplechase Park, Coney Island, with man wering cap...
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[View of northeast or north side of E. 103rd Street.]

[View of northeast or north side of E. 103rd Street.]

View of northeast or north side of E. 103rd Street looking toward east. Between Farragut Road and...
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Tradecard. Nicoll the Tailor. 482 Fulton Avenue. Brooklyn, NY. Recto.

Tradecard. Nicoll the Tailor. 482 Fulton Avenue. Brooklyn, NY. Recto.

Text reads: Compliments of Nicoll the Tailor, 482 Fulton Ave. Brooklyn. Illustration is of 3...
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PS 217

PS 217

Aerial vies of PS 217, a large, five-story, brick building with four-columned entrance, located on...
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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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