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Iceberg Club

Iceberg Club

Aerial view of section of Coney Island beach, boardwalk with many pedestrians, and several...
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[East side of Clinton Street looking south.]

[East side of Clinton Street looking south.]

East side of Clinton Street looking south, corner of Tillary Street at far left.
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Israel Zion Hospital

Israel Zion Hospital

Caption: "The ground-breaking for the new unit of Israel Zion Hospital. Harry Godoff, chairman of...
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Pastoral

Pastoral

Marchers parading through roped-off area of Prospect Park at the annual Anniversary Day parade of...
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Gus Van Bell & daughter Barbara with Mgr. Alston at Ebbets Field

Gus Van Bell & daughter Barbara with Mgr. Alston at Ebbets Field

Brooklyn Dodgers manager Walter Alston (in uniform) sitting in dugout with man in suit and young...
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Ball player honored

Ball player honored

Brooklyn Dodgers Jackie Robinson receiving a Bible and a framed testimonial from three men (two...
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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.
  • Brooklyn Museum
    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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    Burton Turkus was the Assistant to the District Attorney who brought down nine suspects in the Murder Inc. trials, managing to convict them all of first-degree murder. They would all be sentenced to death.                         
  • Brooklyn Public Library
    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.