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[N.E. cor. 10th Avenue.]

[N.E. cor. 10th Avenue.]

N.E. cor. 10th Avenue (left) and 72nd Street.
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[T.T. Stuyvesant leaving with a tugboat nearby]

[T.T. Stuyvesant leaving with a tugboat nearby]

The T.T. Stuyvesant ship leaving the Brooklyn Navy Yard, with a tugboat nearby.
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Views: Brooklyn, Long Island, Staten Island. Brooklyn photo portraits. View 015: Rev. Chas. H. Hall D.D.

Views: Brooklyn, Long Island, Staten Island. Brooklyn photo portraits. View 015: Rev. Chas. H. Hall D.D.

Charles H. Hall, 1820-1895. Pastor of the Protestant Episcopal Church of the Holy Trinity (located...
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A grim campaign ahead

A grim campaign ahead

Caption: "A grim campaign ahead--And the top of the Sutherland-Roe-Sullivan supported ticket in the...
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[Northeast corner of Marcy Avenue (right) and Division Avenue.]

[Northeast corner of Marcy Avenue (right) and Division Avenue.]

Northeast corner of Marcy Avenue (right) and Division Avenue - near expressway. 210 Marcy Avenue at...
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[Little girl with doll's wagon in yard]

[Little girl with doll's wagon in yard]

Little girl with dolls wagon in yard.
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Bay Ridge High School

Bay Ridge High School

Caption: "[Ba]y Ridge High School--The 31-year-old Brooklyn institution at 4th Ave. and 67th [S]t....
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Preliminary survey of the New Lots Dutch Reformed Church prepared for the Historic American Buildings Survey.

Preliminary survey of the New Lots Dutch Reformed Church prepared for the Historic American Buildings Survey.

This card was prepared as part of the selection process for the Historic American Buildings Survey...
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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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