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[Northeast corner of Warren Street.]

[Northeast corner of Warren Street.]

Northeast corner of Warren Street (right) and Clinton Street.
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[South side of Cortelyou Road between Marlborough Road and East 16th Street.]

[South side of Cortelyou Road between Marlborough Road and East 16th Street.]

South side of Cortelyou Road between Marlborough Road and East 16th Street. Savarese's & Schiro...
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[Northeast corner of Sixth Avenue.]

[Northeast corner of Sixth Avenue.]

Northeast corner of Sixth Avenue (left) and Prospect Place. Coromilas Funeral Chapel Inc., 95 Sixth...
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[#213 (left) - 215 (center) - 217 (far right) 61st Street, Brooklyn, L.I.]

[#213 (left) - 215 (center) - 217 (far right) 61st Street, Brooklyn, L.I.]

#213 (left) - 215 (center) - 217 (far right) 61st Street, Brooklyn, L.I. North side of street...
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[View from Caton Avenue.]

[View from Caton Avenue.]

View from Caton Avenue, looking north along BMT tracks.
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[View from Kings Highway BMT station.]

[View from Kings Highway BMT station.]

View from Kings Highway BMT station. Flayton, Chas Inc. lds sportswr 1601 Kings Highway.
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[Southeast corner of W. 21st Street.]

[Southeast corner of W. 21st Street.]

Southeast corner of W. 21st Street and Surf Avenue, C.I.
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Kouwenhoven House

Kouwenhoven House

Exterior view of a historic house surrounded by a white picket fence and bare trees in the yard,...
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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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