Photo of the Week: John D. Morrell photographs

[Hicks Street], 1974, v1974.9.477, John D. Morrell photographs, ARC.005; Brooklyn Historical Society.

[Hicks Street], 1974, v1974.9.477, John D. Morrell photographs, ARC.005; Brooklyn Historical Society.

The photo of the week depicts Hicks Street in the Brooklyn Heights neighborhood of Brooklyn in 1974. I love the variety of retro cars visible along the street in this photograph. How many can you name? If you’re looking to be transported to 1960s and 1970s Brooklyn streets, look no further than the John D. Morrell photographs collection. This collection is comprised of over 2,000 photographs that include buildings and street scenes in almost every Brooklyn neighborhood.

Photographer John D. Morrell was a former assistant librarian at Long Island Historical Society (now Brooklyn Historical Society) and provided detailed metadata with street names and locations of each photograph. If you’re interested in housing research, this collection is a great place to start. This collection is fully digitized and available online 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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