Category Archives: Hidden Collections

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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Photo of the Week: Happy Mother’s Day

In honor of Mother’s Day this Sunday, we bring you a mother-themed photo of the week. The photograph depicts women and children waiting for the Gates Avenue train car on Myrtle Avenue during a “Mothers’ Outing.” The closer you look, … Continue reading

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Photo of the Week: Ambergill Falls

Now that spring is upon us, it’s the perfect time to explore Brooklyn’s green spaces. The photo of the week depicts Ambergill Falls located by Rock Arch Bridge in Prospect Park. This is one of several waterfalls that was designed … Continue reading

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Photo of the Week: Housing and Building Research

Housing and building research is one of the most popular research topics at Brooklyn Historical Society. The library and archival collections include a variety of materials that are helpful in understanding the history of Brooklyn neighborhoods, blocks and buildings. If … Continue reading

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Photo of the Week: Brooklyn Pets

Pet photography appears almost immediately after photography was introduced in the mid-19th century. The first known photograph of a dog was a daguerreotype title Poodle with a Bow, on a Table by an unknown photographer in the 1850s. It’s clear … Continue reading

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