Monthly Archives: November 2011

Brooklyn History Photo of the Week: Abraham & Straus Window Display

The end of November also marks the beginning of the holiday window displays in New York. This photograph captures an elaborate window display, which appears to be made entirely out of handkerchiefs, at Abraham & Straus department store. The ornate … Continue reading

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More Brooklyn Navy Yard!

Courtesy of John Cloud and NOAA Central Library, below is an image of the Navy Yard and Wallabout Bay in 1845. According to Cloud, “The gap between 1827 and 1900 was a time when the U.S. Coast Survey was most … Continue reading

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Shirley Chisholm Day!

  Celebrate Shirley Chisholm Day 11/30/11 by checking out The Shirley Chisholm Project’s online collection of oral history interviews with people who knew her well, including Richard Green, founder of the Crown Heights Youth Collective, who worked on Chisholm’s campaign; and … Continue reading

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Brooklyn History Photo of the Week: Thanksgiving at Emmanuel House

This image showing a Thanksgiving spread at Emmanuel House is one of eighty-seven lantern slides in BHS’s Emmanuel House lantern slide collection, circa 1910-1914. Emmanuel House was located at 131 Steuben Street, near Pratt Institute in the Clinton Hill neighborhood … Continue reading

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Wallabout Bay and the Brooklyn Navy Yard

Earlier this week, BHS staff toured BLDG 92, the newly opened history center and museum at the Brooklyn Navy Yard. BLDG 92 explores the fascinating and changing history of the Yard, from the Revolutionary War to the present day. In … Continue reading

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