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[The Dakota]

[The Dakota]

Exterior view of The Dakota, an apartment house located on 8th Avenue, later renamed Central Park...
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Three angels

Three angels

Caption: "Three angels--Triplets Betty, Billy [sitting in swing] and Barbara of the Angel Guardian...
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[Portraits of Brooklyn Dodger fans]

[Portraits of Brooklyn Dodger fans]

Part of a series of portraits, apparently taken at Ebbets Field, of Brooklyn Dodger fans during...
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[Ice breaker tank in the East River]

[Ice breaker tank in the East River]

Frank J. Trezza looking at a view of an ice breaker tank in the East River.
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[North side of Maple Street.]

[North side of Maple Street.]

North side of Maple Street betw. Flatbush Avenue and Bedford Avenue, looking east.
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Mass birthday

Mass birthday

Caption: "Mass birthday--Guests of mass birthday party held yesterday at Edward B. Shallow High...
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P.S. 113

P.S. 113

Posed outdoor group of 24 boys, students at PS 113 at unknown Brooklyn location. Note: There is no...
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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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