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[Northeast corner of Dean Street.]

[Northeast corner of Dean Street.]

Northeast corner of Dean Street (right) and Court Street. View looking north.
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National Academy of Design

National Academy of Design

Exterior view of the National Academy of Design, an honorary association of American artists with a...
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Brooklyn Jewish Center

Brooklyn Jewish Center

External view of Brooklyn Jewish Center located at 667-691 Eastern Parkway. Image includes two...
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[C]ome, my darling daughter

[C]ome, my darling daughter

Caption: "[C]ome, my darling daughter--Mrs. Ann La Cara of 1269 72d St. reverses ol[d adag]e about...
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Williamsburg day nursery

Williamsburg day nursery

Caption: "Williamsburg day nursery--Shown inspecting the children's sleeping room in the new...
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[Kiln used in the Eberhard Pencil Company]

[Kiln used in the Eberhard Pencil Company]

Lead Processing--Furnace-kiln where leads are vitrified at 2100 degrees F. Batches in crucibles are...
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Holy Family Hospital

Holy Family Hospital

Caption:"The Junior Ladies Auxiliary of the Holy Family Hospital of Brooklyn will sponsor a dance...
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Prospect Park 2005

Prospect Park 2005

Close-up, exterior view of an African American man, standing, back-to-camera, leaning against a...
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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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