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On Ocean Ave.

On Ocean Ave.

Three mothers on street (two wearing religious sashes) pushing their children in strollers...
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[Walter Alston in uniform talking to player]

[Walter Alston in uniform talking to player]

Brooklyn Dodgers manager Walter Alston talking to player with no. 7 on uniform (back to camera);...
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[4th Avenue subway construction site]

[4th Avenue subway construction site]

View of subway construction site on 4th Avenue between 22nd Street and 23rd Street. Image includes...
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Part-time job

Part-time job

Caption: "Part-time job--Laboratory work is undertaken by one of the patients of the Brooklyn...
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Tells Santa

Tells Santa

Caption: "Tells Santa--Kathleen Bohuken, 7, of 216 Eldert St., a patient at St. Charles Hospital,...
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[N.E. corner of E. 16th Street.]

[N.E. corner of E. 16th Street.]

N.E. corner of E. 16th Street and Cortelyou Road.
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[Don Thompson in batting stance]

[Don Thompson in batting stance]

Brooklyn Dodgers leftfielder Don Thomspon posing in batting stance before game at Ebbets Field; one...
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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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    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.
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    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.