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Happy Passover and Easter!

By Tess Colwell

Posted on April 4, 2018

3dcb300b [Helen (Rosenfeld) Ginsberg and Katy Cohen Rosenfeld at Passover], 1939, v1990.33.6; Photography collection, V1990.33; Brooklyn Historical Society
[Greenhouse Easter Display], circa 1920, v1980.2.73; Prospect Park lantern slide collection, v1980.2; Brooklyn Historical Society.

Tis the season of Easter and Passover celebrations! In recognition of both holidays we thought we’d bring you two photos this week. The photo on the left depicts 19-year-olds Helen Ginsberg and Katy Cohen Rosenfeld at a synagogue at Stone Avenue and Dumont Avenue in the Brownsville neighborhood of Brooklyn during Passover in 1939. The photo on the right depicts a greenhouse Easter display around 1920 in the Flatbush neighborhood of Brooklyn. Wishing all who celebrate a joyous Passover and Easter!

This photograph on the left comes from the Rosenfeld Family Photograph Collection comprised of photographs of the Sam and Helen Rosenfeld family of the Brownsville neighborhood of Brooklyn. The bulk of the collection spans 1935 to 1944 and includes family photographs and related Ginsberg and Fagin families, as well as images in Coney Island and Borough Park.

The photograph on the right comes from the Prospect Park lantern slide collection comprised of 91 black-and-white and hand-colored lantern slides depicting Prospect Park from the time of construction to the 1920s, as well as the Brooklyn Botantic Garden and notable Brooklyn buildings. You can access more photographs from both collection by visiting the Othmer Library during public research hours.

Interested in seeing more photos from BHS’s collection? Visit our online image gallery, which includes a selection of our images. Interested in seeing even more historic Brooklyn images? Visit our Brooklyn Visual Heritage website here. To search BHS’s entire collection of images, archives, maps, and special collections visit BHS’s Othmer Library Wed-Sat, 1:00-5:00 p.m. [email protected]

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