Category Archives: Exhibitions

Photo of the Week: Shifting Perspectives

The photo of the week is a stereograph depicting men and women wading in the surf at Manhattan Beach. Stereographs are two nearly identical photographs that have been mounted on cardboard. When viewed through a stereoscope, a 3-D image appears. … Continue reading

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Bedford-Stuyvesant Restoration Corporation oral history open to researchers in January, 2017!

Brooklyn Historical Society (BHS) and Bedford-Stuyvesant Restoration Corporation (Restoration) partnered on the Bedford-Stuyvesant Restoration Corporation Oral History project in 2007-2008 to celebrate the 40th anniversary of Restoration’s founding as the first community development corporation (CDC) in the United States. Fifty-six interviews were conducted … Continue reading

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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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