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9th Dist. Magistrates Court or 5th Ave Court located at 5th Ave. & 23 St. [picture] /

9th Dist. Magistrates Court or 5th Ave Court located at 5th Ave. & 23 St. [picture] /

Two-story brick building in Sunset Park with sign over projecting entrance reading "CITY MAGISTRATE...
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[Northeast corner of Bay Ridge Parkway and Narrows Avenue.]

[Northeast corner of Bay Ridge Parkway and Narrows Avenue.]

Northeast corner of Bay Ridge Parkway and Narrows Avenue. Parkway at right.
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[4th Avenue subway construction site]

[4th Avenue subway construction site]

Aerial view of subway construction site on 4th Avenue between 20th Street and 21st Street. Image...
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Infants Home of Brooklyn

Infants Home of Brooklyn

Exterior view of Infants Home of Brooklyn, located at 1356 65th Street, with large sign, "Bazaar,"...
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Goes right to work

Goes right to work

Publicity shot of Brooklyn Dodgers manager Walter Alston in uniform; Alston posing at third base in...
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[Rides at night], Coney Island

[Rides at night], Coney Island

Amusement park rides, crowds and lights at night in Coney Island.
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Negro home for aged

Negro home for aged

Caption: "Negro home for aged--At rehearsal for fashion show to benefit Brooklyn Home for the Aged...
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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.