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Frances Baker and Beverlee Smith

Frances Baker and Beverlee Smith

Caption: "Frances Baker and Beverlee Smith of the Barbizon School of Modeling, have enrolled as co-...
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Four policy bankers quizzed

Four policy bankers quizzed

Caption: "Four policy 'bankers' quizzed--In lobby of Brooklyn rackets probe office, 184 Joralemon...
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[East side of Clinton Street.]

[East side of Clinton Street.]

East side of Clinton Street between Pacific Street and Atlantic Avenue. #199 Clinton Street on...
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[Norwegian Christian Home for the Aged]

[Norwegian Christian Home for the Aged]

Caption: "A copy of the Brooklyn Eagle rests with the Bible and other documents in the cornerstone...
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Crescent football team

Crescent football team

Posed view of the Crescent Athletic Club football team in 1884.Top row: Hunter Brown, Fred Vernon,...
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[Brooklyn High School of Automotive Trades

[Brooklyn High School of Automotive Trades

View of two young women, presumably both students at Brooklyn High School of Automotive Trades, on...
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[Emmanuel House Basketball Team]

[Emmanuel House Basketball Team]

CHAS. BESELER CO./NEW YORK. [recto] Photography from the Chas. (short for Charles) Beseler Company...
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C. Ditmas House

C. Ditmas House

C. Ditmas House. Kgs Hghwy. / Dr. Ralph I. Lloyd [handwritten on verso].
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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.