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Come on, come on!

Come on, come on!

Caption: "Come on, come on!--This couple [Mr. and Mrs. Bert Kohn of 4572 Kings Highway] put heart...
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Charity Hospital, Blackwell's Island

Charity Hospital, Blackwell's Island

View of hospital building (no longer extant) in Second Empire style, with four domes and central...
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Rose garden

Rose garden

Brooklyn Botanic Garden's rose garden and arbor.
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[Duke Snider at Ebbets Field]

[Duke Snider at Ebbets Field]

Brooklyn Dodgers center fielder Duke Snider striking various poses at before game at Ebbets Field;...
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[North side of Nassau Street]

[North side of Nassau Street]

North side of Nassau Street, between Adams Street and Pearl Street. Shows 69 - 73 Nassau Street.
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Van Nuyse-Magaw House

Van Nuyse-Magaw House

Van Nuyse-Magaw House [handwritten on verso].
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Tradecard. Brooklyn City Bird And Cage Store. 779 Fulton St. Brooklyn, NY. Recto.

Tradecard. Brooklyn City Bird And Cage Store. 779 Fulton St. Brooklyn, NY. Recto.

Illustration of a bespeckled man in the upper left corner and an owl in the lower left. Text reads...
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To present show

To present show

Caption: "To present show--Student nurses of St. Mary's Hospital will present a variety show Sunday...
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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.

Recent Blog Posts

  • 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.