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Happy Thanksgiving

By Tess Colwell

Posted on November 21, 2018

Sunday School Thanksgiving/Collection, 1910 ca, v1981.284.20; Emmanuel House lantern slide collection, v1981.284; Brooklyn Historical Society.

As you prepare for your Thanksgiving travels and celebrations, we bring you a photo of the week from Thanksgiving, 1910.  The photograph depicts a collection of  items we think were sent to Baptist Home, a community center for senior citizens, located in the Clinton Hill neighborhood of Brooklyn.

This photograph comes from the Emmanuel House lantern slide collection, comprised of 87 slides from 1900-1914. The majority of the images in the collection are group portraits of clubs and classes at the Emmanuel House, but also included are interior and exterior photographs of the building. To see more photographs from this collection, check out this gallery.

Before the holiday begins, I leave you with these final thoughts from a Brooklyn Daily Eagle article from 1910, published the week before Thanksgiving: “So, take it all in all, the Brooklynite has much for which to give thanks next Thursday. Now, let us give these thanks heartily, sincerely in acknowledgement of the blessings of the past year and for the blessings that are to come.” Have a safe, relaxing, and enjoyable holiday!

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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