Monthly Archives: October 2013

Photo of the Week: Changing Landscape

In the past week, reflections of Superstorm Sandy abounded.  It’s clear that that many people are still dealing, materially and psychologically, with the aftermath of the storm.  We at Brooklyn Historical Society are chronicling how this storm, like many others … Continue reading

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Photo of the Week: Documenting Sandy Exhibition

In the month after Superstorm Sandy, BHS featured photos of the storm collected through social media as its Photos of the Week.  We used a Storify page to collect the photographs, which came in from staff members and friends of … Continue reading

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Brooklyn Opens a Street (Through Your Backyard)

A few years ago BHS was awarded a Council on Library and Information Resources (CLIR) “Hidden Collections” grant to make hundreds of our maps, manuscripts, and photograph collections available to researchers.  Earlier this year we were once again awarded this … Continue reading

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Photo of the Week: Time for a party

This photo, from the Louise Hasbrook collection, chronicles a group of happy partygoers at a 1946 reception at the Brooklyn Navy Yard YMCA.  Hasbrook, a longtime administrative assistant at the Navy Yard’s YMCA, chronicled her employment and the goings-on at … Continue reading

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Map of the Month — October 2013

This month’s map is likely a printer’s proof of a Map of the City of Brooklyn, consolidated as of January 1st, 1855. It marks an important stage in the transformation of Brooklyn from rural village to the city comprising Kings … Continue reading

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