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[Roosevelt Rough Riders]

[Roosevelt Rough Riders]

Entrance and facade of Roosevelt Rough Riders ride in Coney Island with several other buildings on...
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Honor League officers

Honor League officers

Caption: "Honor League officers--The Benjamin Franklin Honor League of the Brooklyn High School for...
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[Northwest corner of 64th Street (left) and 4th Avenue (right).]

[Northwest corner of 64th Street (left) and 4th Avenue (right).]

Northwest corner of 64th Street (left) and 4th Avenue (right.)
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Don Otten

Don Otten

Half-length portrait against neutral background of Brooklyn Dodgers farm team pitcher Don Otten in...
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Plan luncheon

Plan luncheon

Caption: "Plan luncheon--Miss Elizabeth Gaffney and Miss Marie Baradel are chairmen of St. Francis...
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Ted Lyons

Ted Lyons

Half-length view of Brooklyn Dodgers coach (earlier Chicago White Sox pitcher) Ted Lyons against...
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[Town houses]

[Town houses]

Image shows the second and third stories of several town houses.
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Newman Club speaker

Newman Club speaker

Caption: "Newman Club speaker--Monsignor Jerome DeSouza, left, India delegate to the United Nations...
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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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