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Something new has been added

Something new has been added

Two men listening to female trumpeter; location unknown. Caption: "Something New Has Been Added:...
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John Griffin Eisenhower

John Griffin Eisenhower

Brooklyn Dodgers clubhouse manager John Griffin posing in general's cap, apparently in reference to...
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[Factory on Fifteenth Avenue.]

[Factory on Fifteenth Avenue.]

Factory on Fifteenth Avenue opposite BMT Sta. at 15th Avenue & 63rd Street.
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Dr. Rose Sachs

Dr. Rose Sachs

Dr. Rose Sachs, dentist at First Hebrew Day Nursery and Neighborhood House of Brooklyn, 221...
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Armistice Day solemnity

Armistice Day solemnity

Caption: "Armistice Day solemnity--Platoon of Blue Jackets of America observe two minutes of...
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[40th Street and New Utrecht Avenue]

[40th Street and New Utrecht Avenue]

View of the intersection of 40th Street and New Utrecht Avenue with a large area of interseting...
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Bureau head

Bureau head

Caption: "Bureau head--Charles Katz, right, assisted by club member Miriam Pryluck check over...
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Willoughby Settlement House

Willoughby Settlement House

View of Willoughby House Settlement at an unknown Brooklyn location.
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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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