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Prospect Park

Prospect Park

Exterior views of the Drum Circle, an African American ceremony, in Prospect Park. Shows drums.
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Camera shy

Camera shy

Caption: "Camera shy--Two of three burglary suspects, captured by a Brooklyn Burglary Squad...
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[111th Street and 8th Avenue]

[111th Street and 8th Avenue]

View of an area at 111th Street and 8th Avenue including several small sheds and one large sign, "...
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[Prospect Park Branch of YMCA]

[Prospect Park Branch of YMCA]

Interior view of the Prospect Park Branch of the YMCA located on Ninth Street between Fifth Avenue...
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Boys High School

Boys High School

Caption: "[Portion of] Boys High School at Marcy and Putnam Aves. as it is today. It is the oldest...
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[North side of Montague Street.]

[North side of Montague Street.]

North side of Montague Street between Clinton + Henry Streets looking northwest. Taken from window...
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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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