Author Archives: Tess Colwell

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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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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Photo of the Week: Harry Kalmus papers and photographs

The strength of Brooklyn Historical Society’s photographic collections is the built environment, including photographs of buildings and homes that document nearly every Brooklyn neighborhood’s street grid. Not to be overlooked, however, are the collections that focus on Brooklyn’s diverse and … Continue reading

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Photo of the Week: Empire Stores

Brooklyn Historical Society is exited to announce the opening of the Waterfront exhibition at BHS Dumbo. Waterfront is an exhibition and multimedia experience that brings to life the vibrant history of Brooklyn’s coastline through stories of workers, artists, industries, activists, … Continue reading

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