Breaking ground for more homes

Breaking ground for more homes
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Title: Breaking ground for more homes

Dignitaries with shovels at ground breaking ceremony for housing project near the Brooklyn Navy Yard. Caption on verso: "Breaking Ground for More Homes: At ceremonies in downpour at corner of Gold and Prospect St., officials dig silver shovels into soil to mark beginning of construction of Farragut Houses, new low-rent housing project. Let to right are Borough President Cashmore, Mayor O'Dwyer, State Housing Commissioner Herman T. Stichman, City Construction Co-Ordinator Robert Moses and Thomas F. Farrell, chairman of the City Housing Authority."

Date: 1949
Location: Brooklyn (New York, N.Y.)
Creator: Brooklyn eagle.
More Details: On verso: date stamped: Sep. 8, 1949; "Eagle Staff photo."
Title from caption on verso.
Grease pencil cropping marks.
Collection: Housing
Subject: Moses, Robert, 1888-1981.
Cashmore, John, 1895-1961.
O'Dwyer, William, 1890-1964.
Ground breaking ceremonies
Municipal officials and employees
Public housing
Institution: Brooklyn Public Library, Brooklyn Collection.
Medium: Gelatin silver prints.
Photographic prints.
Rights: Copyright restrictions apply to the use of this image. For more information or to obtain a photographic reproduction of this image, contact the Brooklyn Collection at Brooklyn Public Library.
ID: HOUS 0057