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[United States Court]

[United States Court]

Heavily retouched, frontal view of three-story townhouse at unknown location in Brooklyn; sign...
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Views: U.S., Brooklyn. Brooklyn, Packer Institute. View 003: Packer - Gymnasium gate.

Views: U.S., Brooklyn. Brooklyn, Packer Institute. View 003: Packer - Gymnasium gate.

Louis C. Bennett, Lantern Slide Manufacturer. 69 Center St., N. Y.
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[Brooklyn Photographs: Botanical Garden--blossoms]

[Brooklyn Photographs: Botanical Garden--blossoms]

Photo is of stairs leading up to a building, which is surrounded by blossoming trees and well-...
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Heavy dramatics

Heavy dramatics

Two men in suits watching World Series game at Ebbets Field. Caption: "Heavy Dramatics: Two who...
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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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Geography by touch

Geography by touch

Caption: "Geography by touch--Ida Bell, blind student studies geography by means of a relief map....
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Brownsville Boys Club

Brownsville Boys Club

Caption: "Abe Stark, left, is shown ... with TV singer Ziggy Lane, Judge Hy Barshay and Mayor...
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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.