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Backgrounds of Brooklyn: Historical Flair for Your Video Calls!

By Bo Méndez

Posted on May 7, 2020

Video chats and conference calls have become a routine element of our everyday experiences of work, school, and connecting with family or friends. Add a bit of Brooklyn to your next video call by using this selection of images from our collection as virtual backgrounds!

[Panorama of Brooklyn and Manhattan waterfronts]

[Panorama of Brooklyn and Manhattan waterfronts]

[Panorama of Brooklyn and Manhattan waterfronts], circa 1910, photographic prints, v1976.2.268; Edward B. Watson photographs and prints collection, Brooklyn Historical Society.

Video chats and conference calls have become a routine element of our everyday experiences of work, school, and connecting with family or friends. Add a bit of Brooklyn to your next video call by using this selection of images from our collection as virtual backgrounds!

Say “hi” from a bird’s eye view of the East River, check in from the rides at Luna Park, or enjoy a virtual hangout on the Coney Island beach, all without leaving your home.

Find your favorite images from this collection, download them (Windows/PC users: right-click, then “Save As”; Mac users: control + click, then “Save image as”), then follow your video call platform’s instructions to set them as a virtual background.

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