Tag Archives: Photographs

Photo of the Week: Housing and Building Research

Housing and building research is one of the most popular research topics at Brooklyn Historical Society. The library and archival collections include a variety of materials that are helpful in understanding the history of Brooklyn neighborhoods, blocks and buildings. If … Continue reading

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Photo of the Week: Brooklyn Pets

Pet photography appears almost immediately after photography was introduced in the mid-19th century. The first known photograph of a dog was a daguerreotype title Poodle with a Bow, on a Table by an unknown photographer in the 1850s. It’s clear … Continue reading

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Photo of the Week: Aerial Photography

This aerial photograph depicts downtown Brooklyn (foreground), the East River (middle), and Manhattan (background) in 1926. When this photo was taken, aerial photography had been in existence for nearly 70 years. In 1858, French portrait photographer Gaspard Felix Tournachon shot … Continue reading

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Photo of the Week: Jackie Robinson Exhibition

Jackie Robinson had an impressive and record-shattering baseball career. He was the first African-American player in the Major League; winner of the inaugural Rookie of the Year award in 1947 and Most Valuable Player award in 1949; and he led … Continue reading

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Photo of the Week: Cabinet Cards

The Cabinet Card, like the one depicted above, was similar to the carte de visite in that they both consisted of paper photographic prints mounted on card stock. The Cabinet Card, however, is larger in size at around 4.25 in … Continue reading

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