Tag Archives: Photographs

Photo of the Week: Coffee in Brooklyn

Artisanal coffee roasters in Brooklyn have been popping up everywhere in recent years, but it might come as a surprise that Brooklyn has a long history of coffee roasting that spans long before it was considered hip. The photo of … Continue reading

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Photo of the Week: Glass Plate Negatives

The photo of the week is a dry plate glass negative from the William Koch glass negatives collection. This collection includes 66 photographs from about 1890 to right around 1925. William “Billy” Koch was an amateur photographer in Brooklyn and … Continue reading

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Photo of the Week: Grand Army Plaza

New York City Department of Health estimates that over a half million New Yorkers ride bikes. Just this past week, I dusted off my old bike to join the other two-wheeled commuters. Brooklyn Historical Society employees participate in the Transportation … 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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