This rich collection consists of approximately 13,339 black-and-white negatives, 108 prints, and 186 stereoscopic slides from Kalmus’s personal and professional photography work. Kalmus grew up on Vermont Street in the East New York neighborhood of Brooklyn. After serving in World War II, he returned to Brooklyn and began his career as a professional photographer. He worked for advertising agencies, as well as an event photographer, photographing weddings and bar mitzvahs in Brooklyn. This collection is not digitized, but we would love for you to visit the collection in person during Othmer Library’s public research hours.
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. firstname.lastname@example.org