Tag Archives: Park Slope

Everett and Evelyn Ortner papers and photographs now open to the public!

The papers of Everett and Evelyn Ortner, which date from 1873 to 2012 and consist of over 50 linear feet of manuscripts, photographs, organizational records, correspondence, posters, films, and digital files, are now open to researchers at Brooklyn Historical Society. … Continue reading

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Photo of the Week: Lamp Posts of Brooklyn’s Past

¬†Either the photographer (and Long Island Historical Society librarian) John D. Morrell captured an intense game of hide-and-seek or the girls are upset with the knowledge that the days of their grand cast-iron lamp posts are numbered.¬† According to Forgotten … Continue reading

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Brooklyn History Photo of the Week: Summer

Back in the early twentieth century, before the heyday of air conditioning, shady trees offered a welcome respite from hot Brooklyn sidewalks. This photograph of one shady street was taken by Dr. Ralph Irving Lloyd in Park Slope circa 1910. … Continue reading

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Brooklyn History Photo of the Week: Louis and Rose Lebman, ca.1950

This photograph, circa 1950, features Louis and Rose Lebman, husband and wife. Louis Lebman owned the Wellmade Glove shop in Park Slope, Brooklyn. Lebman was a Polish immigrant who worked as a glovemaking apprentice before opening his own shop in … Continue reading

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Centenarian Faity Tuttle!

BHS is happy to see Brooklynite Esther Leeming “Faity” Tuttle celebrated in The New York Times among fellow centenarians! Hear Faity talk about John’s Group, a playgroup for children in Prospect Park, Brooklyn accents, and how John narrowly avoided being … Continue reading

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