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[Electrician at work]

[Electrician at work]

Seatrain electrician at work, at the Brooklyn Navy Yard.
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25 years at East Midwood Jewish Center

25 years at East Midwood Jewish Center

Caption: "25 Years at East Midwood Jewish Center--Rabbi Harry Halpern, in the midst of some of the...
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[Anniversay Day Parade, folder VIII]

[Anniversay Day Parade, folder VIII]

Image of parade on 4th Avenue between 51st and 52nd Streets; most images show bank building and...
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Pee Wee Reese

Pee Wee Reese

Close-up portrait of Pee Wee (born Harold Henry) Reese, shortstop for Brooklyn Dodgers, 1940-1942,...
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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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Coney Island is readily accessible by parkway, highway, subway and water

Coney Island is readily accessible by parkway, highway, subway and water

Simplified map of New York metropolitan area showing access to Coney Island. At bottom left of...
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[View of north side of Carroll Street.]

[View of north side of Carroll Street.]

View of north side of Carroll Street between Henry Street and Clinton Street, looking east.
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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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