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Showing reconstruction of 4th Ave. arch (west side)

Showing reconstruction of 4th Ave. arch (west side)

View of construction site for subway line (the Sea Beach or N line) showing tracks passing under...
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[Three girls sitting in a yard]

[Three girls sitting in a yard]

Three girls sitting on the ground in a yard, next to a barn.
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Packer Collegiate Institute laurel chain

Packer Collegiate Institute laurel chain

Inscription: "The laurel chain being carried into the garden of the Packer Collegiate Institute by...
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[East side of Lee Avenue.]

[East side of Lee Avenue.]

East side of Lee Avenue. #215 Lee Avenue (Insurance Offices and Law Office of Seymour Vidur). #213...
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Recalling old times

Recalling old times

Caption: "Recalling old times--Looking at cornerstone of present building, Mrs. Joseph F. Turner (...
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[Class of 1867]

[Class of 1867]

Portrait displaying the Packer Collegiate Institute's graduating class of 1867. The Packer...
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Tradecard. H. G. Coate, Baker. 91 Flatbush Avenue. Brooklyn, NY. Recto.

Tradecard. H. G. Coate, Baker. 91 Flatbush Avenue. Brooklyn, NY. Recto.

Text reads: H.G. Coate, Bread & Cake Baker, 91 Flatbush Ave, Families waited on at their...
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[Northeast corner of 76th Street (right) and 4th Avenue.]

[Northeast corner of 76th Street (right) and 4th Avenue.]

Northeast corner of 76th Street (right) and 4th Avenue.
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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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