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Photo of the Week: Ramus Family Papers

Brooklyn Historical Society’s vast photography collections includes several family portrait collections, including the Ramus family portraits. The photo of the week depicts a young boy, Julian Ramus, on a bicycle in front of 214 Dean Street in the Boerum Hill … Continue reading

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Photo of the Week: Typewriting Class

The photo of the week depicts a typewriting class in the Secretarial School at the Central Branch of the Young Women’s Christian Association of Brooklyn in the Boerum Hill neighborhood of Brooklyn, around 1930. A note handwritten on the back … Continue reading

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Photo of the Week: William Koch Glass Plate Negatives

One strength of Brooklyn Historical Society’s collections is the 19th century photographs. There are hundreds of photographs from this period that glimpse at Brooklyn’s pastoral past. The photo of the week by William Koch is one of my favorites from … Continue reading

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Photo of the Week: Packer Collegiate Institute

New York City Schools are back in session this week! Are you ready for another school year? The photo of the week depicts a chemistry classroom at Packer Collegiate Institute in the Brooklyn Heights neighborhood of Brooklyn taken in 1891. … Continue reading

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Photo of the Week: The Michael Shellens family collection

The photo of the week depicts the Shellens family around 1912 in front of their home in the Bay Ridge neighborhood of Brooklyn. Michael Shellens (pictured back left) was born in Belgium in 1854 and moved to the United States … Continue reading

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