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Growing family

Growing family

Caption: "Growing family--Monsignor William M. Casey, rector of St. Vincent's Home for Boys [...
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[Former courthouse in Sunset Park in early stage of construction]

[Former courthouse in Sunset Park in early stage of construction]

Aerial view of courthouse (now used by police and local community board) at 4th Avenue and 43rd...
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[Claflin Building]

[Claflin Building]

Exterior view of the Claflin Building, presumably an office building located in Manhattan.
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University Club

University Club

One of four exterior views, in two different sizes, of the University Club of Brooklyn located at...
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Mrs. Doris Langley Moore and coronation robes arrive at Abraham & Straus

Mrs. Doris Langley Moore and coronation robes arrive at Abraham & Straus

Middle-aged woman with black hat posing with trunks, presumably in a room in Abraham & Straus...
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Still smiling

Still smiling

Caption: "Still smiling--Lorraine Rogoff, who has spent 19 of her 29 years at the Jewish Sanitarium...
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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.