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Christmas Decorations [Emmanuel House]

Christmas Decorations [Emmanuel House]

Christmas Decorations [written on recto].Interior holiday decorations.
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General view of concreting work between 4th and 5th Aves. looking west from 200 feet west of 5th Ave.

General view of concreting work between 4th and 5th Aves. looking west from 200 feet west of 5th Ave.

View of construction site for subway line (the Sea Beach or N line) showing two chutes on trestles...
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[Anniversay Day Parade, folder VIII]

[Anniversay Day Parade, folder VIII]

Image of parade on 4th Avenue between 51st and 52nd Streets; most images show bank building and...
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New ambulance dedicated

New ambulance dedicated

Caption: "New ambulance dedicated at the Jewish Hospital of Brooklyn.Left to right, Nurse Pearl...
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Girls High School

Girls High School

Girls High School, a large, five-story brick building with tower, located at Nostrand Avenue and...
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[T.T. Bay Ridge being built]

[T.T. Bay Ridge being built]

The T.T. Bay Ridge super tanker being built.
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Preliminary survey of the Vanderveer homestead prepared for the Historic American Buildings Survey.

Preliminary survey of the Vanderveer homestead prepared for the Historic American Buildings Survey.

This card was prepared as part of the selection process for the Historic American Buildings Survey...
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[Part of Stillwell Avenue Station.]

[Part of Stillwell Avenue Station.]

Part of Stillwell Avenue Station, Coney Island.
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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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