Monthly Archives: February 2018

Photo of the Week: Jacob Mann Photographs

Brooklyn Historical Society is fortunate to have several fine art photographers represented in the photography collections, including Jacob Mann, a fine art photographer and painter based in Brooklyn. The photo of the week depicts a sunrise on Brighton Beach taken … Continue reading

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Photo of the Week: Winter Sports in Brooklyn

The 2018 Winter Olympics are underway! I have been watching in amazement and wonder at all of the incredible athletes, including 19 New Yorkers, competing in the Winter Olympics in Pyeongchang, South Korea. With that in mind, I dug up … Continue reading

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Photo of the Week: Happy Valentine’s Day

This week, in honor of Valentine’s Day, we share a photograph that captures a couple’s tender moment in Prospect Park, around 1975. We hope you have a day filled with love and maybe a little too much chocolate. This photograph … Continue reading

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Flatbush + Main Episode 22: Black Businesses in Brooklyn

In Episode 22 of Brooklyn Historical Society’s podcast Flatbush + Main, co-hosts Zaheer Ali and Julie Golia examine the legacy of black-owned businesses in Brooklyn.

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Photo of the Week: Eberhard Faber Pencil Company Collection

The photo of the week depicts employees in the Eberhard Faber Pencil Company’s boxing and labelling department, around 1920, in the Greenpoint neighborhood of Brooklyn. The company began in Nuremberg, Bavaria (now Germany) in 1761 when Casper Faber began manufacturing … Continue reading

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