Photo of the Week: Brooklyn Dogs

Lucille Fornasieri Gold, [Women with four large dogs], circa 1975, archival inkjet prints, v2008.013.92; Brooklyn Historical Society.

Lucille Fornasieri Gold, [Women with four large dogs], circa 1975, archival inkjet prints, v2008.013.92; Brooklyn Historical Society.

It’s no surprise that Brooklynites love their dogs! Brooklyn Historical Society’s photographic collections include hundreds of images depicting Brooklyn dogs from various time periods. You can view roughly 50 of these photographs published online. The summer is a great opportunity to appreciate the borough’s love of pups with over 30 dog-friendly parks and dedicated spaces, and many dog events hosted by NYC Parks. You can learn more here.

The photo of the week by Lucille Fornasieri Gold depicts a woman with four large dogs around 1975 near the Flatbush Avenue entrance to Prospect Park. This photograph comes from the Lucille Fornasieri Gold photographs collection comprised of 93 black-and-white and color photographs taken by Gold between 1968 and 2008. Gold’s work is dominated by portraits of people who are posed and unposed, in the midst of various activities mostly in Brooklyn, but also in Manhattan and New Jersey. You can see more photographs from this collection 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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