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Thanksgiving Day

By Dan Brenner

Posted on November 27, 2019

Harry Kalmus, Edna Machtiger’s wedding, Thanksgiving day, 1946, Black-and-white negatives, V1991.11.103.4; Brooklyn Historical Society.

From all of us here at Brooklyn Historical Society, we hope you have a safe and happy holiday. Happy Thanksgiving!

This image comes from the Harry Kalmus papers and photographs (ARC.046). After serving in World War II, Kalmus took up photography, working for advertising agencies and corporate offices in Manhattan. Later in life, he and his family moved to Kew Gardens in Queens and eventually settled on Long Island in the town of Freeport. He died in 1987. For more information please see our finding aid 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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