Building in distress

Building in distress
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Title: Building in distress

Close-up view of dome and pediment of Kings County Courthouse (subsequently demolished), with upside down American flag atop pediment. Caption: "Building in Distress: Although the flag atop the Supreme Court Building on Joralemon St. shows the signal for distress at sea this morning, it was all just a mistake. Attendant explained flag was soaking wet from yesterday's rain and rolled into a ball when he raised it today. He discovered the error about an hour later and flag flew correctly the rest of the day . . . "

Date: 1951
Location: Brooklyn (New York, N.Y.)
Downtown Brooklyn (New York, N.Y.)
Creator: Brooklyn eagle.
More Details: Title from caption on verso.
On verso: date stamped: Oct. 12, 1951; "Eagle Staff photo."
Retouched; grease pencil cropping marks.
Collection: Government
Subject: Pediments
Lost architecture
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: GOVT 0170