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Broadcast confab

Broadcast confab

Caption: "Broadcast confab--Getting together on a WBYN anniversary program are, left to right,...
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[Charles Blieffert with his parents and unknown relatives, Coney Island]

[Charles Blieffert with his parents and unknown relatives, Coney Island]

Charles (foreground in hat) is pictured with his parents, Charles and Helene (back right), and two...
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Tradecard. Joseph J. Byers. 110 Court St. Brooklyn, NY. Recto.

Tradecard. Joseph J. Byers. 110 Court St. Brooklyn, NY. Recto.

Small card with floral design. Text reads: Fall, 1880. New Store New Goods. Joseph J. Byers, 110...
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Herb Gorman

Herb Gorman

Half-length portrait against neutral background of Brooklyn Dodgers farm team first baseman Herb...
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Carl Furillo showing how far he can close his broken finger on bat

Carl Furillo showing how far he can close his broken finger on bat

Brooklyn Dodgers rightfielder Carl Furillo seated shirtless, apparently in locker room, and...
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Coney Island boardwalk

Coney Island boardwalk

Section of Coney Island boardwalk in foreground with large group of people wearing winter coats and...
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[View of north side of 86th Street between 10th Avenue and 11th Avenue.]

[View of north side of 86th Street between 10th Avenue and 11th Avenue.]

View of north side of 86th Street between 10th Avenue and 11th Avenue.
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[Jake Pitler demonstrating batting technique]

[Jake Pitler demonstrating batting technique]

Brooklyn Dodgers first base coach Jake Pitler apparently demonstrating check swing in empty...
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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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