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Her bit for war heroes

Her bit for war heroes

Caption: "Her bit for war heroes--Catherine Foley, 10, of 1103 Carroll St., makes a purchase [toy...
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[West side of Clermont Avenue.]

[West side of Clermont Avenue.]

West side of Clermont Avenue between DeKalb Avenue and Willoughby Avenue #268 Clermont Avenue (left...
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Back with Flock

Back with Flock

Brooklyn Dodgers manager Burt Shotton, in street clothes, with arm around player in dugout. Caption...
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Dodger scout Turk Karam

Dodger scout Turk Karam

Brooklyn Dodgers scout Turk Karam, with straw hat, glasses, and note pad in hand, standing in...
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Showing 11th Ave. crossing, temporary bridge and facilities for trolley passengers

Showing 11th Ave. crossing, temporary bridge and facilities for trolley passengers

View from left of construction site for subway line (the Sea Beach or N line) showing unfinished...
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[Ralph Branca with wife and child]

[Ralph Branca with wife and child]

Brooklyn Dodgers pitcher Ralph Branca seated on sofa with his wife and their baby, presumably in...
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Rapalye House, 349 New Lotts [sic] Road

Rapalye House, 349 New Lotts [sic] Road

Exterior view of a historic house including a surrounding picket fence, bushes and bare trees....
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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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  • 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.