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Boro Botanic Garden gets top award

Boro Botanic Garden gets top award

Caption (GRDN 0058): "Boro Botanic Garden gets top award--Here is one of the displays of the...
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[Pete Wojey warming up]

[Pete Wojey warming up]

Pete Wojey, primarily a minor league pitcher who pitched in 14 games for the Brooklyn Dodgers in...
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View of Joralemon street west of Garden place

View of Joralemon street west of Garden place

Lengthwise view of residential street in Brooklyn Heights in process of road and sidewalk...
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[Robert F. Kennedy eating lunch]

[Robert F. Kennedy eating lunch]

Robert F. Kennedy eating lunch with associates, at Brooklyn Navy Yard.
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Brooklyn College Library

Brooklyn College Library

Facade of nearly-completed Brooklyn College Library, a large three-story brick building with tower.
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October morn

October morn

Naked girl standing on beach looking several swimmers in water; several people standing on jetty in...
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[Six businessmen at Abraham & Straus]

[Six businessmen at Abraham & Straus]

Six men in suits posing at opening of annex to Abraham & Straus department store on Fulton...
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City slickers turn over country fair proceeds

City slickers turn over country fair proceeds

Caption: "City slickers turn over country fair proceeds--Youngsters from P. S. 130, 70 Ocean...
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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.