Photo of the Week: Beach Season

[Group at the beach], 1909, v1981.283.3.88; Burton family papers and photographs, ARC.217; Brooklyn Historical Society.

[Group at the beach], 1909, v1981.283.3.88; Burton family papers and photographs, ARC.217; Brooklyn Historical Society.

It’s officially beach season! All NYC beaches opened on Memorial Day, operating daily from 10am to 6pm until Labor Day. The NYC Parks Department maintains 14 miles of beaches, many of those miles in Brooklyn. To learn more about NYC beaches, and to find one closest to you, check out this page.

The photo of the week depicts a group at an unknown beach in 1909. This photograph comes from the Burton family papers and photographs collection comprised of materials related to the Burton family between 1870 and 1949. The Burton family lived at 436 Lafayette Avenue in what is now considered the Bedford-Stuyvesant neighborhood of Brooklyn. Manuscript materials in this collection include bonds, deeds, titles and mortgages related to the family home. There are also 189 photographs documenting the Burton family. 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. library@brooklynhistory.org

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