Tag Archives: Brooklyn photographs

Photo of the Week: City Hall on Fire

This week marks the 120th anniversary of the 1895 fire at Brooklyn City Hall (today’s Borough Hall). This photograph displays a roof level view of the 1895 City Hall cupola burning.  If you look closely, you can see fire ladders … Continue reading

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Photo of the Week: Sledding

How are you surviving this never-ending winter? With temperatures dipping into the single digits and sporadic snow and sleet showers, it feels like there’s no end in sight. The upside is there’s no better time for sledding! The Photo of … Continue reading

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Photo of the Week: Sweethearts

With Valentine’s Day right around the corner, this week’s photograph is a portrait of “sweethearts” dated 1909 from the Burton family collection. The collection contains over 189 photographs, of the Burton family and others. The couple above is unidentified but … Continue reading

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Photo of the Week: The Brooklyn Postal Service

I selected today’s image for purely aesthetic reasons. I love the color of this print. I love the long, whimsical, almost Alice-in-Wonderland hanging glass lamps with equally long pull ropes hanging from each one. I also love the perfectly tailored … Continue reading

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Photo of the Week: Bathing in Brooklyn

Free public pools for summer swimming and splashing are one of the pleasures of life in Brooklyn today, but perhaps not for Brooklynites living a century ago. I was at first confused, and then horrified when I realized that the … Continue reading

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