At groundbreaking ceremonies

At groundbreaking ceremonies
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Title: At groundbreaking ceremonies

Caption: "At groundbreaking ceremonies--Mayor O'Dwyer, right, and Dr. Edward M. Bernecker, Commissioner of Hospitals, break ground for a Tuberculosis and Chronic Disease Pavilion at Kings County Hospital. Mayor O'Dwyer, who described the crowding in city hospitals as 'frightful,' said the city hospital system needs 17 new units, which would cost a minimum of $135,000,000 to build."

Date: 1947
Location: Brooklyn (New York, N.Y.)
East Flatbush (New York, N.Y.)
Creator: Brooklyn eagle.
More Details: Date stamped on verso: Nov. 7, 1947; on caption: "Eagle staff photo."
Grease pencil cropping marks; retouched.
Title from caption on verso.
Collection: Hospitals
Subject: O'Dwyer, William, 1890-1964.
Kings County Hospital (Kings County, N.Y.)
Ground breaking ceremonies
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: HOSP 0417