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Fred Snitzer collection of Kings County postal ephemera now open to the public

In 2013, Brooklyn Historical Society acquired a massive collection of postal ephemera (postcards, envelopes, and related items) which belonged to Fred Snitzer. Snitzer was born around 1929 to Jewish immigrant parents, and was a life-long resident of Brooklyn. He was … Continue reading

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Brooklyn’s Corporation Counsel records now open to researchers!

This is the final post in a series on the records of Brooklyn’s Corporation Counsel, which were processed with funding provided by a Council on Library and Information Resources (CLIR) “Hidden Collections” grant. After seventeen months of hard work, I’m … Continue reading

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The Great Trolley Strike of 1895 – Part 2

This is part two of a two part series on the Great Trolley Strike of 1895.  This is also the latest in a series of posts on the records of Brooklyn’s Corporation Counsel, which are currently being processed with funding provided by … Continue reading

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On Vaccinations and the Small Pox epidemic of 1894

This is the latest in a series of posts on the records of Brooklyn’s Corporation Counsel, which are currently being processed with funding provided by a Council on Library and Information Resources (CLIR) “Hidden Collections” grant. The U. S. Supreme … Continue reading

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A Case of Mistaken Identity

This is the latest in a series of posts on the records of Brooklyn’s Corporation Counsel, which are currently being processed with funding provided by a Council on Library and Information Resources (CLIR) “Hidden Collections” grant. Please join us this … Continue reading

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