Category Archives: Library & Archives

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: Traffic

The U.S. Census Bureau revealed some not-so-surprising news recently that New York City is growing, particularly the outer boroughs. This past year alone, Brooklyn grew by 16,000 inhabitants. City planners are estimating that New York City will reach the nine … Continue reading

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Photo of the Week: Fire on Montague Street

The photo of the week depicts the damages from a fire that took place on Montague Street in the Brooklyn Heights neighborhood of Brooklyn in the spring of 1974. In a New York Times article published the day after the … Continue reading

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Photo of the Week: A.I. Namm & Son Department Store

The photo of the week depicts the A.I. Namm & Son department store interior, located at 450 – 458 Fulton Street in the Downtown Brooklyn neighborhood of Brooklyn in 1898. Adolph I. Namm was a Polish immigrant with an embroidery … Continue reading

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Photo of the Week: Bob Adelman photographs

We were sad to hear about the recent passing of photographer and activist Bob Adelman, who extensively documented the civil rights movement in Brooklyn and the southern United States, as well as pivotal historical moments like the 1963 March on … Continue reading

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