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Each week, we share an interesting or curious image from the BHS Archives on the
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POTW SummerPhoto of the Week:

Monday marked the first official day of summer and the longest day of the year (and a perfect day to spend in Prospect Park)! With that in mind, the photo of the week depicts people in Prospect Park, near Music Island on the southeastern portion of the lake, sometime around 1897. Music Island got its name from a time when musicians would row out to the island to play concerts to park visitors.

What happened to this long-forgotten gem? Find out on the
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[Summer, Circa 1891, Prospect Park, Brooklyn, N.Y.], circa 1897, v1973.4.1081a,b; Postcard collection, v1973.4; Brooklyn Historical Society.

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