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Happy Hanukkah!

By Tess Colwell

Posted on December 5, 2018

Grandmother at Hanukkah Party, 1980, v1992.43.29; Marcia Bricker photographs, v1992.43; Brooklyn Historical Society.

For the next several weeks, we are revisiting some of our favorite photos of the week. We hope you enjoy looking back with us as we prepare new posts for the New Year.

Hanukkah began on Sunday evening and continues through Monday, December 10. If you’re celebrating, we hope you’ve had a festive holiday filled with family, menorah lightings, and maybe a few-too-many latkes. Here at BHS we wish you and your family a Happy Hanukkah!

The photo of the week depicts a grandmother at a Hanukkah party in the Brighton Beach neighborhood of Brooklyn in 1980. This photograph comes from the Marcia Bricker photographs collection comprised of 47 photographs and slides taken by Marcia Bricker between 1975 and 1990 that document Dubrow’s Cafeteria, Hasidim at Coney Island, and Russian immigrants at Brighton Beach. This collection is not digitized, but we hope you will take the time to view this rich collection at 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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