Tag Archives: photography

Photo of the Week: Hurricane Sandy

It’s been six years since Hurricane Sandy, but it’s not soon forgotten. The storm began on October 29, 2012 and brought flooding, wind, and storm surges that devastated many communities throughout Brooklyn and New York City. The photo of the … Continue reading

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Photo of the Week: Pygmalion and Galatea

Need some ideas for your Halloween costume? Get some inspiration from Packer Collegiate Institute students dressed in costume for a stage production of Pygmalion and Galatea, at the Packer Collegiate Institute Chapel, sometime around 1910. The 1871 play by W.S. … Continue reading

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Photo of the Week: Othmer Library

Have you visited our landmarked library? Brooklyn Historical Society houses a world-renowned archives and special collections library on the second floor. The Othmer library has a magnificent reading room that is open to the public. We welcome and invite you … Continue reading

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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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