Photo of the Week: Happy Summer!

[Charles (Karl) Blieffert photograph album], circa 1912, 2015.010.1; Charles (Karl) Blieffert photograph album, 2015.010.1; Brooklyn Historical Society.

[Charles (Karl) Blieffert photograph album], circa 1912, 2015.010.1; Charles (Karl) Blieffert photograph album, 2015.010.1; Brooklyn Historical Society.

We hope you’re having a fun and relaxing summer! The photo of the week is from Charles (Karl) Blieffert’s personal scrapbook, depicting some of his summer adventures in Brooklyn around 1912. The album includes 249 black-and-white photographs of Charles Blieffert’s young friends in the Coney Island, Sheepshead Bay, and Brighton Beach neighborhoods of Brooklyn. He documented social gatherings, dinner parties, and informal portraits of his friends and family. This collection is not fully digitized, but you can see a few additional pages from the scrapbook here.

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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