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Sheepshead Boats, [Sea Pigeon III and Effort]

Sheepshead Boats, [Sea Pigeon III and Effort]

People on a dock looking at anchored boats, including boats named "Sea Pigeon III" and "Effort," in...
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Dr. James P. Warbasse

Dr. James P. Warbasse

Studio portrait of Dr. James P. Warbasse, a member of the Kings County Medical Society.
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Mrs. Frances Curre

Mrs. Frances Curre

Caption: "Mrs. Frances Curre, 76 Bay 7th St., was presented with a Namm's gift certificate for...
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Connie Stratis and Pat Flannery

Connie Stratis and Pat Flannery

Young girl wearing bathing suit standing poolside holding parasol in right hand and young woman...
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Dodger leaders shake hands

Dodger leaders shake hands

Man in baseball uniform shaking hands with unseen man at right; location unknown, perhaps Brooklyn...
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Jewish Sanitarium and Hospital

Jewish Sanitarium and Hospital

Caption: "In ceremonies marking the opening of the indoor canister campaign of the Jewish...
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[Betty's Art Shop.]

[Betty's Art Shop.]

Betty's Art Shop at south east corner Kings Highway and W. 5th Street (W. 5th Street side showing).
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Eden Musee workshop

Eden Musee workshop

Five wax figures and one woman in museum workshop. Caption: "With a charming lack of self-...
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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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