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Take 'meow' to the ball game

Take 'meow' to the ball game

Band consisting of three percussionists, one trumpeter, and one clarinetist looking on as man...
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New president of Dodgers lives with baseball clan

New president of Dodgers lives with baseball clan

Brooklyn Dodgers president Walter O'Malley smiling into camera.
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[#183 Columbia Heights left.]

[#183 Columbia Heights left.]

#183 Columbia Heights left. #185-187 Columbia Heights (right.)
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[Gil Hodges in overcoat]

[Gil Hodges in overcoat]

Brooklyn Dodgers first baseman Gil Hodges wearing overcoat at Coney Island; 0466 shows Hodges...
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Bunco bid for beep

Bunco bid for beep

Caption: "Bunco bid for beep--Borough President Cashmore accepts invitation to card party and bunco...
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Looking west from 22nd Ave. trolley station landing

Looking west from 22nd Ave. trolley station landing

View of construction site for subway line (the Sea Beach or N line) showing steam shovel on tracks...
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Graham Home for Old Ladies

Graham Home for Old Ladies

Exterior view of Graham Home for Old Ladies, located at 320 Washington Avenue. Inscription: "One of...
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[Loeser's department store in Long Island]

[Loeser's department store in Long Island]

View from right of long, two-story Loeser's department store in Garden City, Long Island, probably...
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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.