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Prospect Park Picnic Ground

By Dan Brenner

Posted on April 24, 2019

Prospect Park Picnic Ground, ca.1920, V1980.2.88; Prospect Park lantern slide collection, V1980.002; Brooklyn Historical Society.

Spring has officially sprung! It’s time to put away those winter clothes and bask in the warm rays of the sun. One particular activity I look forward to when the weather permits is having a relaxing picnic. In 1920s Brooklyn, the picnic grounds in Prospect Park were quite the hot ticket as you can see above. Let’s hope the park doesn’t get this crowded over the next few weeks as it gets even warmer. Regardless, go outside and enjoy!

This image comes from the Prospect Park lantern slide collection. For more information please see our finding aid here and for more photographs of Prospect Park, please visit our image gallery here.

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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