Monthly Archives: February 2012

Brooklyn History Photo of the Week: Miss Mary E. Ingalls

The woman pictured in this early twentieth-century photograph is staffing the museum gallery desk of what was then called the Long Island Historical Society. Much has changed since Miss Ingalls’s day: the Long Island Historical Society is now Brooklyn Historical … Continue reading

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“Young Curators” at P.S. 276 Dig Into Canarsie’s History

This spring, students from P.S. 276 are working with Educator Emily Gallagher to uncover the history of their neighborhood, Canarsie, through BHS’s after-school program “Young Curators.” This program is made possible by a Cultural After-School Adventures (CASA) grant from City … Continue reading

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Brooklyn’s secret garden?

I love learning about Brooklyn through the BHS Map Collection. Looking at early 19th century maps reveals a very different landscape from our modern Brooklyn, one filled with farms and streets that have long since disappeared. My favorite discovery from … Continue reading

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Brooklyn History Photo of the Week: Flatbush Toll Booth

This photograph features a toll booth that stood on Flatbush Avenue between Fenimore Street and Winthrop Street in what is now Prospect Lefferts Gardens. Built in the 1850s by the Brooklyn, Flatbush, and Jamaica Plank Road Company, the booth was … Continue reading

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Emma Toedteberg Bookplate Collection, 1701-1982 (2012.004)

To view the Emma Toedteberg Bookplate collection finding aid click here.  If you would like to view any materials from this collection please email library reference to schedule an appointment. “I’m stingy grown What’s mine’s my own” -motto, unknown bookplate. … Continue reading

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