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I love this tintype photograph of sisters Minnie Burton and Virginia Burton with their sister-in-law (presumably Josie Newcombe) seated with arms interlocked, identical outfits, and fierce expressions. This photograph was taken around 1885 by an unknown photographer, but likely at … Continue reading
The photo of the week is titled “Autumn scene near 3rd street” and depicts a view of Prospect Park around 1900, in the Park Slope neighborhood of Brooklyn. This photograph comes from the William Schroeder, Sr. scrapbook collection that comprises … Continue reading
In addition to the thousands of historical photographs in Brooklyn Historical Society’s collections, there are also a few smaller collections of fine art photography created by contemporary artists. The photo of the week depicts a panoramic view of Astroland Park … Continue reading
In episode 06 of Brooklyn Historical Society’s podcast Flatbush + Main, co-hosts Zaheer Ali and Julie Golia explore the complicated relationship between race, power, and policy in Brooklyn’s educational system over two centuries. They speak with journalist Nikole Hannah-Jones and historian Ansley Erickson about the rezoning of one Brooklyn school, P.S. 307, and the roots of school segregation in New York City; head into the archives to analyze an 1863 letter written by William J. Wilson, an educational leader in Brooklyn’s African American community; and listen to the experiences of Mary Barksdale, who served as a local school board representative and president of the parent-teachers association in her son’s school in the Brooklyn neighborhood of East New York. Finally, they get a glimpse into one of BHS’s most innovative after school programs from Shirley Brown-Alleyne, BHS Manager of Teaching and Learning.
For complete show notes, go to brooklynhistory.org/flatbush-main. Continue reading