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Religious service

Religious service

Caption (HOSP 0525): "Religious service--The modern structure of Methodist Hospital, 6th St. and...
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For the U. J. A.

For the U. J. A.

Caption: "For the U. J. A.--The East Midwood Jewish Center raised $750,000 for the United Jewish...
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Photocopy of set of 10 tradecards mounted on cardstock. Verso.

Photocopy of set of 10 tradecards mounted on cardstock. Verso.

Photocopy of verso. Includes 1 tradecard from a Brooklyn-based business: Joseph J. Byers Fine Boots...
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[Gowanus Houses under construction]

[Gowanus Houses under construction]

View of housing project under construction at site bounded by Hoyt, Bond, Douglass, and Wyckoff...
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[Kevin Snider with catcher's outfit]

[Kevin Snider with catcher's outfit]

Kevin Snider, four and a half-year-old son of Brooklyn Dodgers center fielder Duke Snider, posing...
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Taking all comers

Taking all comers

Caption: "Taking all comers--Thomas Wiswell, 'Mr. Checkers,' U. S. Army checkers champion, 1942-45...
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Tornado

Tornado

The Tornado, a Coney Island ride. An aerial view of the ride with many pedestrians and parked...
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The Nightingale tradition

The Nightingale tradition

Caption: "The Nightingale tradition--Among the 20 young women who were capped yesterday, after...
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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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  • Brooklyn Public Library
    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.