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Brooklyn low-rent project

Brooklyn low-rent project

Architectural rendering of housing project. Caption on verso: "Brooklyn Low-Rent Project: Architect...
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He got the first one!

He got the first one!

Smiling boy with hooked fish and fishing pole standing with outstretched arms by lake bank. Caption...
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Rite of spring

Rite of spring

Caption: "Rite of spring--Alfred Drake and Doretta Morrow, stars of the Broadway musical 'Kismet,'...
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[Billy Loes with Roy Campanella]

[Billy Loes with Roy Campanella]

Brooklyn Dodgers pitcher Billy Loes (right) posing with Dodgers catcher Roy Campanella (left) in...
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[Southwest corner of Cortelyou Road and East 16th Street (left).]

[Southwest corner of Cortelyou Road and East 16th Street (left).]

Southwest corner of Cortelyou Road and East 16th Street (left.) Cortelyou Road side showing. Doris...
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Idle Hour Mansion

Idle Hour Mansion

Caption: "New summer home for orphans--Historic Idle Hour Mansion in Long Beach has been donated by...
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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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  • Brooklyn Museum
    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.
  • Brooklyn Museum
    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.
  • Brooklyn Public Library
    Burton Turkus was the Assistant to the District Attorney who brought down nine suspects in the Murder Inc. trials, managing to convict them all of first-degree murder. They would all be sentenced to death.                         
  • 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.