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Fathers & sons

Fathers & sons

Close-up, exterior view of an African American man carrying a backpack standing next to twin...
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[Brooklyn Ship]

[Brooklyn Ship]

The "Brooklyn" ship, the first ship and very large crude carrier (VLCC) built by Seatrain.
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[Coney Island]

[Coney Island]

Aerial view of crowd on Coney Island beach with boardwalk and many commercial and residential...
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Boys [at the] Upper End of Manhattan

Boys [at the] Upper End of Manhattan

Boys Upper End of Manhattan [written on recto]Boys hiking in upper Manhattan.
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[Gregg Chapel]

[Gregg Chapel]

View of group of people, mostly adults, sitting or standing at the back of, Gregg Chapel, the...
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Brooklyn State Hospital

Brooklyn State Hospital

Exterior view of a three-story, brick Brooklyn State Hospital building. Not dated.
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[Entrance to #142 Columbia Heights.]

[Entrance to #142 Columbia Heights.]

Entrance to #142 Columbia Heights.
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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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