Category Archives: Exhibitions

David Attie’s Champions

On July 20th a new exhibition opens at Brooklyn Historical Society that highlights the Brooklyn photography of David Attie, a favorite of Brooklyn Heights resident Truman Capote. Continue reading

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Colonial New York Close Up: Revisiting Bernard Ratzer’s Plan of the City of New York

  Brooklyn Historical Society is excited to put two highlights of our collection on display for a limited engagement this summer in honor of the 240th anniversary of the Battle of Brooklyn: two versions of the “Plan of the City … Continue reading

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Photo of the Week: Lucille Fornasieri Gold Photographs

Lucille Fornasieri Gold’s photographs are some of my favorites at Brooklyn Historical Society. Every photograph has an element of surprise, and genuine moments between photographer and subject. Gold began photographing street scenes with her Leica camera beginning in 1968 while … Continue reading

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Photo of the Week: Brooklyn Sewers

The photo of the week depicts a young boy standing on a dirt mound at a Flatbush sewer site, sometime around 1880. In the mid-19th century, there were no underground sewage systems in Brooklyn. The city was facing a rapidly … Continue reading

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Unlocking A Civil War-era Surgeon’s Kit

In April 2015, Brooklyn Historical Society opened a new exhibition, “Personal Correspondents: Photography and Letter Writing in Civil War Brooklyn”. The exhibition uses BHS’s evocative 19th century photography and correspondence collections to reveal the personal, funny, moving, and tragic stories … Continue reading

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