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Cornerstone laying

Cornerstone laying

Man in overcoat and fedora laying cornerstone (inscribed"1947") for housing project at Rockaway,...
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Borough gets new schools

Borough gets new schools

Architectural rendering: caption: "Borough gets new school--Architect's drawing of new school to be...
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[Man walking down sidewalk]

[Man walking down sidewalk]

Mr. Lord, Greenhouse Builder; A. V. MARTENSE, AMATEUR. [stamped in black ink on label on recto]; 26...
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[Southeast corner of Marcy Avenue and Lynch Street. ]

[Southeast corner of Marcy Avenue and Lynch Street. ]

Southeast corner of Marcy Avenue and Lynch Street. Corner building is #365 Marcy Avenue.
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Off on a holiday trip

Off on a holiday trip

Caption: "Off on a holiday trip--The Misses Eileen Hogan of Elmhurst, Carolyn Grimm of Brooklyn,...
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[Kings Highway.]

[Kings Highway.]

Kings Highway. Shack between Jen's and a gift shop and between E. 2nd Street and McDonald Avenue on...
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Walter Graham

Walter Graham

Half-length portrait against neutral background of Brooklyn Dodgers farm team pitcher Walter Graham...
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[7317 Sixth Avenue.]

[7317 Sixth Avenue.]

7317 Sixth Avenue - at northwest corner of 74th Street and Sixth Avenue, Brooklyn, L.I.
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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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