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[Horse-drawn wagons on West Street]

[Horse-drawn wagons on West Street]

View of horse-drawn wagon traffic on West Street.
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Palsy victims visit Santa

Palsy victims visit Santa

Man dressed as Santa Claus with three children, one on his lap, one standing at right, and one...
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Under heading of fun

Under heading of fun

Caption: "Under heading of fun boys at Brooklyn Technical High School [located at 29 Fort Greene...
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Light and air

Light and air

View from partially completed apartment towards surrounding six-story apartment buildings in...
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Largest outing ever

Largest outing ever

Caption: "Largest outing ever--Young patients leave St. Charles Hospital, 277 Hicks St., for...
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[Southeast corner of Carroll Street.]

[Southeast corner of Carroll Street.]

Southeast corner of Carroll Street (left) and Van Brunt Street. Hamilton Avenue at right. #147 Van...
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Well, let's wrap it up now

Well, let's wrap it up now

Crowd behind wooden barricades outside Ebbets Field, some inside gate, most further back and waving...
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[George W. Wingate High School]

[George W. Wingate High School]

Aerial vies of newly-erected George W. Wingate High School, a banjo-shaped building, located at 600...
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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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    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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    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.