Monthly Archives: July 2018

Flatbush + Main Episode 27: Factories in Brooklyn (July 2018)

In Episode 27 of Brooklyn Historical Society’s podcast Flatbush + Main, co-hosts Zaheer Ali and Julie Golia are joined by guest Joshua B. Freeman, author of Behemoth: A History of the Factory and the Making of the Modern World. They consider the impact of factories on Brooklyn’s social and economic history, and discuss the experiences of factory workers that worked and lived in Brooklyn.

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Photo of the Week: Happy Summer!

We hope you’re having a fun and relaxing summer so far! The photo of the week is from the Charles (Karl) Blieffert photograph album depicting summer social activities, including boating, fishing, and sunbathing, from 1908 to 1917 in the Coney … Continue reading

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Photo of the Week: Lucille Fornasieri Gold Photographs

The photo of the week by Lucille Fornasieri Gold is one of my favorites from Brooklyn Historical Society’s photography collection. Taken around 1975, it depicts children playing in a water fountain by the Flatbush Avenue entrance to Prospect Park. The … Continue reading

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Photo of the Week: Marcia Bricker Photographs

Documentary photographer, Marcia Bricker, has pursued a visual study of cafeterias since the 1970s, focusing on Dubrow’s cafeteria in the Midwood neighborhood of Brooklyn. Dubrow’s was a family-owned chain of cafeteria-style, self-service restaurants in Manhattan and Brooklyn, the last of … Continue reading

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Photo of the week: Happy Fourth of July!

All of us at BHS wish you a happy Fourth of July! With that in mind, we bring you some fireworks over Brooklyn. The photo of the week is a double-exposure depicting a Coney Island Sunset and fireworks. A double-exposure … Continue reading

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