Monthly Archives: March 2017

Photo of the Week: Cabinet Cards

The Cabinet Card, like the one depicted above, was similar to the carte de visite in that they both consisted of paper photographic prints mounted on card stock. The Cabinet Card, however, is larger in size at around 4.25 in … Continue reading

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Flatbush + Main Episode 12: Women Photographers, Framing Brooklyn

In Episode 12 of Brooklyn Historical Society’s podcast Flatbush + Main, co-hosts Zaheer Ali and Julie Golia examine the work of a group of remarkable female photographers who have taken Brooklyn as their subject. Featured are an interview with “The Face of Brooklyn” artist Nora Herting, a discussion of the life and legacy of street photographer Lucille Fornasieri Gold, and excerpts from oral histories with three Brooklyn photographers–Lucille Fornasieri Gold, Marianne Engberg, and Delphine Fawundu-Buford. For complete show notes, go to Don’t forget to subscribe, rate, and review Flatbush + Main on iTunes at Continue reading

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Photo of the Week: Spring

*Update: We originally attributed this photograph to Brooklyn Botantic Garden, but thanks to reader feedback and to our colleagues at BBG we were able to confirm that it is in fact Prospect Park. Look how the public helps us update our … Continue reading

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Bushwick and her Neighbors, Vol. 1-3 now online!

Brooklyn Historical Society received a generous grant from Gerry Charitable Trust in 2015 to digitize and catalog seven scrapbooks from the Eugene L. Armbruster photographs and scrapbooks [Arc.308]. Eugene Armbruster was an amateur photographer and historian during the late 19th … Continue reading

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Photo of the Week: Reliable & Frank’s

The photo of the week depicts the interior of Reliable and Frank’s, an Army-Navy store located across from the Brooklyn Navy Yard, in 1978. The store sold uniforms to sailors until 1966, when the Navy decommissioned the Yard. Despite this, … Continue reading

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