Photo of the Week: Snowy Brooklyn

[Frozen lake in Prospect Park], 1985 ca.,v2008.013.45; Lucille Fornasieri Gold photographs, 2008.013; Brooklyn Historical Society.

[Frozen lake in Prospect Park], 1985 ca.,v2008.013.45; Lucille Fornasieri Gold photographs, 2008.013; Brooklyn Historical Society.

Following the Bomb Cyclone and icy temperatures last week, Brooklyn has been looking frozen and snow-covered. The photo of the week depicts the Prospect Park Lake iced over during the winter of 1985. Here’s hoping for some warmer days ahead!

This photo comes from the Lucille Fornasieri Gold photographs collection comprised of 93 color and black and white photographs by Gold, taken between 1968 and 2008. The bulk of the collection depicts street scenes of Brooklyn including portraits of people who are posed and unposed. This collection is digitized and available on our online image 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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