This weather is a perfect opportunity to highlight the Adrian Vanderveer Martense Collection. Amateur photographer Adrian Vanderveer Martense documented the scene above on Atlantic Avenue and Flatbush Avenue after the 1888 blizzard. Martense was a member of the Brooklyn Academy of Photography (which became the Brooklyn Camera Club in 1896) and photographed scenes and people in his Flatbush neighborhood. To view more of Martense’s photographs, including more from the Blizzard of 1888, check out this gallery. We also have a full profile of this collection via this post.
Interested in seeing more photos from BHS’s collection? Visit our online image gallery, which includes a selection of our images. Interested in seeing even more historic Brooklyn images? Visit our Brooklyn Visual Heritage website here. To search BHS’s entire collection of images, archives, maps, and special collections visit BHS’s Othmer Library Wed-Sat, 1:00-5:00 p.m. firstname.lastname@example.org
Source: Christiano, G.J., “The Blizzard of 1888; the Impact of this Devastating Storm on New York Transit.” Accessed here: http://www.nycsubway.org/wiki/The_Blizzard_of_1888%3B_the_Impact_of_this_Devastating_Storm_on_New_York_Transit