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[North west corner of Crescent Street.]

[North west corner of Crescent Street.]

North west corner of Crescent Street and Glenmore Avenue - The Flame Cafe.
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[Charlie Gelbert as scout]

[Charlie Gelbert as scout]

Charlie Gelbert, formerly and briefly a Brooklyn Dodgers infielder, posing in empty dugout,...
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Wasting no time

Wasting no time

Boy with remote control in hand looking up at toy robot on table (8 x 8 in.). Caption: "WASTING NO...
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[Publicity shots of Sandy Koufax]

[Publicity shots of Sandy Koufax]

One of three images of Brooklyn Dodgers pitcher Sandy Koufax posing in Dodgers jersey and cap,...
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[Bob Coccodrilli]

[Bob Coccodrilli]

Bob Coccodrilli, prospect for Brooklyn Dodgers, posing as if to field ball at first base at Ebbets...
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[Brooklyn Photographs: Botanical Gardens--flower beds]

[Brooklyn Photographs: Botanical Gardens--flower beds]

Image is of flower beds. There is a railing, with people behind it, in the foreground, and a white...
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[#315 (left) -319 62nd Street, Brooklyn, L.I.]

[#315 (left) -319 62nd Street, Brooklyn, L.I.]

#315 (left) -319 62nd Street, Brooklyn, L.I.
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Cuddly things for cuddly ones

Cuddly things for cuddly ones

Caption: "Cuddly things for cuddly ones--Youngsters at P.S. 167 [1025 Eastern Parkway] turn over...
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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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