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Friend in Need Day Nursery

Friend in Need Day Nursery

Exterior view of Friend in Need Day Nursery located at 95 Bradford Street.
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Tradecard. Brooklyn Steam Carpet Cleaning Works. 353 Adams St. Brooklyn, NY. Verso.

Tradecard. Brooklyn Steam Carpet Cleaning Works. 353 Adams St. Brooklyn, NY. Verso.

Photocopy of verso. Text includes business information and services.
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Coney Island beach

Coney Island beach

Crowd on Coney Island beach, some swimming in background; two baby carriages in foreground.
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[#2129 85th Street.]

[#2129 85th Street.]

#2129 85th Street (on the north side of the street between 21st and 22nd Avenues.), Brooklyn, L.I.
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Weil-Worgelt apartment; upholstered chair and fireplace in French eighteenth-century revival style.

Weil-Worgelt apartment; upholstered chair and fireplace in French eighteenth-century revival style.

The Weil-Worgelt apartment at 525 Park Avenue was the home of Milton Weil, one of the founders of...
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Fireplace in Billop House

Fireplace in Billop House

View of an empty and charred fireplace within the Billop House, also known as the Conference House...
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[Fulton Ferry Fireboat house and watchtower buildings]

[Fulton Ferry Fireboat house and watchtower buildings]

View of newly renovated Fulton Ferry Fireboat House with Watchtower Buildings and other buildings...
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[Head shot of Tommy Griffith]

[Head shot of Tommy Griffith]

Oval portrait of Brooklyn Dodgers rightielder Tommy Griffith; "Tommy Griffith" inscribed on bottom...
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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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