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Anniversary Day

Anniversary Day

Caption: "In the reviewing stand, from left to right: Louis C. Wills, Long Island Tercentenary...
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Benefit planners

Benefit planners

Caption: "Benefit planners--Mrs. John Nicol, chairman of tickets; Mrs. Stuart Ogilvie, general...
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[Brooklyn Photographs: Prospect Park]

[Brooklyn Photographs: Prospect Park]

A photo of a steep hill covered in snow and a large group of people sledding and observing in...
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[Northeast corner of Ridgewood Avenue and Hemlock Street.]

[Northeast corner of Ridgewood Avenue and Hemlock Street.]

Northeast corner of Ridgewood Avenue and Hemlock Street.
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[Fulton Street]

[Fulton Street]

View of Fulton Street construction site in Downtown Brooklyn. Image includes trolley car in right...
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Bye! Bye! Blues

Bye! Bye! Blues

Five unsmiling men watching baseball game from first row of stadium seats at Ebbets Field. Caption...
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[View of north side of Pacific Street.]

[View of north side of Pacific Street.]

View of north side of Pacific Street between Henry Street & Clinton Street looking West.
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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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