Tag Archives: Postcards

Fred Snitzer collection of Kings County postal ephemera now open to the public

In 2013, Brooklyn Historical Society acquired a massive collection of postal ephemera (postcards, envelopes, and related items) which belonged to Fred Snitzer. Snitzer was born around 1929 to Jewish immigrant parents, and was a life-long resident of Brooklyn. He was … Continue reading

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Photo of the Week: Ansonia Clock Company

This week’s Photo of the Week is inspired by a researcher visit.  A Brooklyn resident and his parents stopped by the library with a story about their grandmother clock.  It lived in various homes throughout the United Kingdom before he … Continue reading

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Photo of the Week: Pining for Warm Weather

In the last Photo of the Week blog post, one of my colleagues wished for a “healthy, normal dumping of snow,” and she certainly got her wish! I visited Prospect Park last Friday afternoon and watched people sledding and enjoying … Continue reading

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Postcard craze

The recent New Yorker blog post “Off the shelf: Folk Photography” by Rollo Romig about the popularity of postcards renewed my enthusiasm for our collection at the Brooklyn Historical Society.  Widely printed, mailed, and collected, we have thousands of postcards … Continue reading

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