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Tradecard. Weedon's Book Exchange. 122 Myrtle Ave. Brooklyn, NY. Recto.

Tradecard. Weedon's Book Exchange. 122 Myrtle Ave. Brooklyn, NY. Recto.

Text reads: Valentines! Valentines!! At Weedon's. Brooklyn Book Exchange, 122 Myrtle Ave., Brooklyn.
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Future industrialist

Future industrialist

Caption: "Future industrialist Donald Klein is using a hydraulic press to shape a batch of plastic...
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So you want a job?

So you want a job?

Caption: "'So you want a job?'--For 20 years Mrs. Marie Hall, head of the Placement Bureau of the...
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[Coney Island crowd]

[Coney Island crowd]

Crowd standing in front of large porticoed building in Coney Island; several people on roof of...
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Salvation Army

Salvation Army

Exterior view of Salvation Army building in two different sizes. Brooklyn Citadel of Salvation Army...
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Looking up the cables

Looking up the cables

View of several pedestrians crossing the Brooklyn Bridge.
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251 Nassau Ave.

251 Nassau Ave.

Exterior, close-up view of the entrance of Buckley's Self Service Market located at 251 Nassau...
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Pack up

Pack up

Brooklyn Dodgers first baseman Gil Hodges (in street clothes) putting bundle of letters in...
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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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