Tag Archives: Photographs

Photo of the Week: Fernan Luna Photographs

We recently digitized ten photographs by Fernan Luna that document the Puerto Rican neighborhoods of Brooklyn, particularly Williamsburg, during the mid-1970s. The photographs are primarily documentary-style and feature protests, religious ceremonies, and candid portraits of Puerto Rican residents of Williamsburg. … Continue reading

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Photo of the Week: Brooklyn Theatre Fire

The Brooklyn Theatre Fire—one of the deadliest theatre fires in history—occurred 141 years ago, on December 5, 1876. The tragic event occurred during the final act of the play “The Two Orphans.” The fire started when a gaslight ignited part … Continue reading

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Photo of the Week: Packer Collegiate Institute Records

Packer Collegiate Institute is an independent school for preschool through Grade 12, located on Joralemon Street in the Brooklyn Heights neighborhood of Brooklyn, just a few blocks from BHS Pierrepont.  Thanks to funding from Packer Collegiate Institute and the Leon … Continue reading

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Photo of the Week: Happy Thanksgiving!

All of us at Brooklyn Historical Society wish you a relaxing and joyful Thanksgiving holiday! With that in mind, the photo of the week is a view of a Sunday School Thanksgiving collection around 1910 in the Clinton Hill neighborhood … Continue reading

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Photo of the Week: Urban Archive

Brooklyn Historical Society’s collections include more than 30,000 photographs—7,500 of which can be searched in our online image gallery. You can also view BHS’s photographic collections in a few other locations online: the Digital Public Library of America is a … Continue reading

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