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[Workers clearing debris in front of court house building in Brooklyn Heights]

[Workers clearing debris in front of court house building in Brooklyn Heights]

Three workers with shovels in small yard before brick building (no longer extant) with projecting...
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[Unknown Couple]

[Unknown Couple]

Unknown couple: woman standing, wearing rope style decorated dress. man seated, wearing suit.[Light...
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[View of north side of Pierrepont Street looking west.]

[View of north side of Pierrepont Street looking west.]

View of north side of Pierrepont Street looking west. 1st Universalist Church at right. Taken from...
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[Packer Library]

[Packer Library]

Interior view of the Packer Collegiate Institute Library, circa 1900. The Packer Collegiate...
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[West side of Clinton Street.]

[West side of Clinton Street.]

West side of Clinton Street between Congress Street (left) & Amity Street looking north.
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Breakers for housing project

Breakers for housing project

Dignitaries with shovels and pickaxes at ground breaking ceremony for housing project north of Fort...
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Body English

Body English

Three women of different ages looking left and cheering or smiling or leaning forward at Ebbets...
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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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    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.