Author Archives: Julie May

About Julie May

I am the Director of Library & Archives at Brooklyn Historical Society.

Photo of the Week: Juxtaposition

At Brooklyn Historical Society, we strive to collect photographs that document a moment in the history of the borough while also conveying a particular aesthetic that appeals to our aspirations to exhibit beautiful works of art. This photograph is one … Continue reading

Posted in Brooklyn Past & Present, Library & Archives | Tagged , , | Leave a comment

Photo of the Week: Flatbush Avenue

This week’s photograph highlights the quotidien caught on the streets of Brooklyn. Flatbush Avenue runs from Downtown Brooklyn through several neighborhoods and over Jamaica Bay into Queens. Driving a portion of it is a tumultuous journey through cultures that demonstrate … Continue reading

Posted in Brooklyn Past & Present, Library & Archives | Tagged , , | 3 Comments

Photo of the Week: High Hopes for Snow!

I hate to be repetitive, but with this week’s forecast seems both promising and a little harrowing. We may avoid the arctic tundra that the northern Midwest will experience, but may encounter the usual “wintry mix.” As seasoned Brooklynites know, … Continue reading

Posted in Brooklyn Past & Present, Library & Archives | 1 Comment

Photo of the Week: Doing the Snow Dance!

It’s mid-January and New York City has yet to see significant snowfall. I don’t know about you, but I am eager to wake up to a delicate blanket of white throughout what feels like the urban jungle. This week’s photo … Continue reading

Posted in Brooklyn Past & Present, Library & Archives | 1 Comment

Call for Donations: Public Protest Materials

In January 2016, Brooklyn Historical Society (BHS) posted a call for Brooklynites to donate their Women’s March Posters. We received 50 contributions that now make up the Women’s March Poster collection. Brooklynites have a long history of actively participating in … Continue reading

Posted in Brooklyn Past & Present, Library & Archives | 2 Comments