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Nurses form disaster squad

Nurses form disaster squad

Caption: "Nurses form disaster squad--Organized to protect patients in Brooklyn's newest medical...
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[Veteran on horseback]

[Veteran on horseback]

Close-up of uniformed man, probably a veteran, on horseback on unknown occasion, possibly Memorial...
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[Third Street Bridge.]

[Third Street Bridge.]

Third Street Bridge (over Gowanus Canal).
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[Close-up of Ben Wade]

[Close-up of Ben Wade]

Head and shoulders view of Brooklyn Dodgers pitcher Ben Wade, with stadium seats of Ebbets Field...
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[Pump house equipment]

[Pump house equipment]

The ship's pump house equipment.
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[Steering room and equipment]

[Steering room and equipment]

Steering room and equipment, inside a ship at the Brooklyn Navy Yard.
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Poly Prep

Poly Prep

Partial view of main building and campus of Polytechnic Preparatory Country Day School located at...
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Disabled vets' friends

Disabled vets' friends

Caption: "Disabled vets' friends--Members of Baron DeKalb Council, Knights of Columbus, who...
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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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    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.
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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.