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A. S. P. C. A. ambulance

A. S. P. C. A. ambulance

A. S. P. C. A. ambulance parked in front of 233 Butler Street. Includes horse-drawn wagon with...
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150th anniversary of Erasmus Hall High School

150th anniversary of Erasmus Hall High School

Caption: "A view of the Dutch wooden shoes dance presented in the pageant." The school is located...
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[N.E. corner of Parkside Avenue.]

[N.E. corner of Parkside Avenue.]

N.E. corner of Parkside Avenue (right) and Rogers Avenue.
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Island of joy in sea of gloom

Island of joy in sea of gloom

View of fans during World Series game at Ebbets Field, some standing and cheering, others seated...
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Clyde King family

Clyde King family

One of four views of wife and two daughters of Brooklyn Dodgers pitcher Clyde King at home; 0516 (...
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[Delicatessen at #865 Fulton Street (left).]

[Delicatessen at #865 Fulton Street (left).]

Delicatessen at #865 Fulton Street (left). King Cole Food Market on northwest corner of Fulton...
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Father's day

Father's day

Three Brooklyn Dodgers seated on sofa, each holding baby daughter on lap; coffee table before them...
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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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  • Brooklyn Museum
    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.