On Friday, May 19, 2017, Brooklyn Historical Society opens Brooklyn Historical Society DUMBO, a new museum and gift shop, located in the historic Empire Stores. The inaugural exhibition, Shifting Perspectives: Photographs of Brooklyn’s Waterfront, will feature photographs of Brooklyn’s coastline and waterfront through the lens of two dozen photographers. We hope you will visit us at both of our Brooklyn locations!
This photograph comes from the Brooklyn photograph and illustration collection comprised of roughly 7000 items dating from 1900 to 1950. The collection provides a comprehensive documentation of the borough of Brooklyn with images of neighborhoods, homes, buildings, and infrastructure. To see more photographs from this collection, check out this gallery.
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