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[Skyline views of Manhattan]

[Skyline views of Manhattan]

Skyline views of Manhattan from the Brooklyn Navy Yard.
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[Northeast corner of Minna Street.]

[Northeast corner of Minna Street.]

Northeast corner of Minna Street (at right) and Micieli Place (at left).
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[Kings Highway Savings Bank.]

[Kings Highway Savings Bank.]

Kings Highway Savings Bank on s.e. corner of E. 16th Street and Kings Highway. Taken from BMT...
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Tradecard. Moses Schwartz. 281 Fulton Street. Brooklyn, NY. Recto.

Tradecard. Moses Schwartz. 281 Fulton Street. Brooklyn, NY. Recto.

Text reads: Moses Schwartz, Manufacturer of Trunks & Trabeling Bags, 281 Fulton Street, Cor....
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Last solemn high mass

Last solemn high mass

Caption: "Last solemn high mass at St. John's Home for Boys was celebrated yesterday in the old...
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Hospital benefit

Hospital benefit

Caption: "Hospital benefit--Nurse Ellen Saftrenburger explains home medical kit to Mrs. Arthur S....
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[Men playing tennis, Flatbush, Brooklyn]

[Men playing tennis, Flatbush, Brooklyn]

Men playing tennis at the Knickerbocker Field Club courts, Flatbush, Brooklyn; A. V. MARTENSE,...
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Yeshivah Ohel Moshe

Yeshivah Ohel Moshe

Caption: "The new $500,000 structure of Yeshivah Ohel Moshe, [7914] Bay Parkway [between 79th...
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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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