Photo of the Week: Happy Thanksgiving!

Sunday School Thanksgiving/Collection, 1910 ca, v1981.284.20; Emmanuel House lantern slide collection, v1981.284; Brooklyn Historical Society.

Sunday School Thanksgiving/Collection, 1910 ca, v1981.284.20; Emmanuel House lantern slide collection, v1981.284; Brooklyn Historical Society.

All of us at Brooklyn Historical Society wish you a relaxing and joyful Thanksgiving holiday! With that in mind, the photo of the week is a view of a Sunday School Thanksgiving collection around 1910 in the Clinton Hill neighborhood of Brooklyn.

This photograph is from the Emmanuel House lantern slide collection comprised of 87 photographs dating from 1900 to 1914 depicting children at the Emmanuel House, their activities, and interior and exterior shots of the building. The Emmanuel House was located at 141 Steuben Street in the Clinton Hill neighborhood of Brooklyn. It was a civic center and place of outreach run by the Young Men’s League of the Emmanuel Baptist Church offering Sunday School, Kindergarten and recreational classes to children of the church and neighborhood. 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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