Tag Archives: Brooklyn

Photo of the Week: Cherry Blossoms

After a long winter, it is a welcome sight to see blooms popping up all over Brooklyn. On one particularly warm day last week, I walked to Prospect Park and sat under a blooming tree and felt so grateful for … Continue reading

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Narrows Sunday School: Religious education in 19th Century Brooklyn

The following post was authored by our Spring 2015 Library and Archives processing intern Stephanie Coy. It highlights one of several collections which she has cataloged this spring. In 1988, Brooklyn Historical Society purchased a manuscript that chronicled the weekly activities … Continue reading

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Photo of the Week: Personal Correspondents

In April 1865, General Lee surrendered the Confederate Army of Northern Virginia at Appomattox Court House. Thanks to the popularity of cartes de visite photographs, like the one pictured above, we can better understand how personal and nationalized portraits shaped … Continue reading

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Photo of the Week: Ebbets Field

It’s officially spring, which also means the baseball season is underway. The photo of the week features the Brooklyn Dodgers’ Ebbets Field around 1914. On April 9th 1913, over 100 years ago, the Brooklyn Dodgers hosted an opening game against … Continue reading

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Photo of the Week: Sheepshead Bay

Sheepshead Bay, like many other places in Brooklyn, has undergone many changes over the years. Named after a local fish once ubiquitous in the bay, the town was formerly a sleepy fishing village. With the advent of the subway and … Continue reading

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