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The Lefferts family goes digital

In 2010, the Lefferts historic house donated a rich collection of Lefferts family papers to Brooklyn Historical Society. Included were genealogies, bibles, recipe books, financial papers, personal recollections, and many other documents that offer an intimate glimpse into the lives … Continue reading

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Brooklyn History Photo of the Week: Eliza J. Lefferts

  This portrait depicts Eliza J. Lefferts (1831-1867), a member of one of Kings County’s oldest and most powerful families.  Eliza was born in Bedford Corners (part of present-day Bedford Stuyvesant). At the age of twenty, she moved a mile … Continue reading

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Adrian Vanderveer Martense’s Lantern Slides

As an intern for the IMLS CHART project, I have been working on scanning and cataloging lantern slides from the Adrian Vanderveer Martense collection. Containing some 130 slides, it is a popular collection at Brooklyn Historical Society, since the photographs … Continue reading

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Brooklyn Photo of the Week: The Junction of Flatbush and Church Avenues, ca. 1918

This image of Flatbush and Church Avenues, taken by F. A. Walter for Brooklyn Life magazine, looks away from the Old Dutch Reformed Church toward the Bank of Flatbush and the Flatbush Theater ca. 1918. Brooklyn Life was a weekly … Continue reading

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Brooklyn Photo of the Week: Halloween in Flatbush

Pictured here are members of St. Paul’s Episcopal Church in Flatbush, Brooklyn. Women’s clubs and organizations often organized fairs and festivals to support their churches and engage parishioners. St. Paul’s Church mirrored the rapid growth of Brooklyn in the early … Continue reading

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