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Publicizing their case

Publicizing their case

Caption: "Publicizing their case--Louis Jaffe and Abraham Feingold, two of eight teachers suspended...
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Sweet dreams

Sweet dreams

Woman bending over to wrap blanket under smiling adolescent boy outside closed gates at Ebbets...
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[North side of Ash Street between Manhattan Avenue and Oakland Street.]

[North side of Ash Street between Manhattan Avenue and Oakland Street.]

North side of Ash Street between Manhattan Avenue and Oakland Street. The white building is Beckley...
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[Erasmus Hall High School athletes]

[Erasmus Hall High School athletes]

Close-up, exterior view of two boys,Erasmus Hall High School athletes, one of whom is holding a...
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[#457 Ovington Avenue.]

[#457 Ovington Avenue.]

#457 Ovington Avenue on north side of avenue between 4th Avenue and 5th Avenue.
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Opening day Ebbets Field 1954

Opening day Ebbets Field 1954

Four government officials in overcoats cheering and gesticulating from first row at Ebbets Field...
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[Intersection of Willoughby and Gold Streets]

[Intersection of Willoughby and Gold Streets]

Lengthwise view of cobblestone street in Brooklyn Heights looking towards intersection with cross...
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Girls High School

Girls High School

Students and teachers in classrooms at Girls High School located at Nostrand Avenue and Halsey...
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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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    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.