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Home are the brave

Home are the brave

Five men in suits standing together before tiled wall; man second from right (Chuck Dressen)...
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At world premiere of Israeli film

At world premiere of Israeli film

Man in bow tie posing with two women, one in period costume, one in modern dress. Caption: "AT...
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Flatbush Boys Club

Flatbush Boys Club

One of seven exterior views, in different sizes, of the Flatbush Boys Club located at 2245 Bedford...
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[Tercentenary Parade, folder III]

[Tercentenary Parade, folder III]

Image of parade and festivities comemmorating three hundred years of Long Island history; most...
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Broiling bucket bridage

Broiling bucket bridage

Mothers and children with buckets, pots, and bottles standing on plaza; some children in bathing...
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Looking west from 19th Ave. showing retaining walls, fence and roadbed

Looking west from 19th Ave. showing retaining walls, fence and roadbed

View of construction site for subway line (the Sea Beach or N line) showing tracks running between...
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[Two men sitting on bench in garden at Brooklyn College]

[Two men sitting on bench in garden at Brooklyn College]

Two men sitting on bench in enclosed perennial garden (no longer extant) on campus of Brooklyn...
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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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