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[Park deck on pier next to Brooklyn Bridge]

[Park deck on pier next to Brooklyn Bridge]

View of pier at Fulton Ferry Landing. Shows newly built park deck, contruction site, and base of...
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Awarded Bibles

Awarded Bibles

Brooklyn Dodgers Jackie Robinson and Roy Campanella receiving Bibles from two men in clerical robes...
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P.S. 10

P.S. 10

Caption: "... P.S. 10, Brooklyn, [a large, four-story, brick building with iron fence along front...
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Ballots for service men

Ballots for service men

Caption: "Ballots for service men--Borough President Cashmore hands out to a group of seamen...
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[Traffic at Grand Army Plaza]

[Traffic at Grand Army Plaza]

Bicyclists and men on horses at Grand Army Plaza, in front of Soldiers' and Sailors' Arch, Prospect...
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Long Island College Hospital School of Nursing

Long Island College Hospital School of Nursing

Caption: "The Long Island College Hospital School of Nursing has organized a preclinical class and...
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[Willoughby Avenue between Adelphi Street and Clermont Avenue - North side of the avenue.]

[Willoughby Avenue between Adelphi Street and Clermont Avenue - North side of the avenue.]

Willoughby Avenue between Adelphi Street and Clermont Avenue - North side of the avenue. #51...
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[Construction site]

[Construction site]

A construction site showing a group of men gathered around a piece of equipment, gazing upwards,...
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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.

Recent Blog Posts

  • Brooklyn Museum
    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.
  • Brooklyn Museum
    Have you noticed that online, maps have suddenly become trendy? Whether I am researching restaurant reviews or looking up friends’ photographs, everything seems to be tied into a map. The same is true for digital collections.
  • Brooklyn Public Library
    Burton Turkus was the Assistant to the District Attorney who brought down nine suspects in the Murder Inc. trials, managing to convict them all of first-degree murder. They would all be sentenced to death.                         
  • Brooklyn Public Library
    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.