Monthly Archives: October 2012

Photo of the Week: It’s the Great Pumpkin!

Happy Halloween, Brooklyn!  Another great photograph from one of our favorites, Harry Kalmus.  This color slide is from his series of personal and family photographs and likely captures his children about to venture out in search of candy from the … Continue reading

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Photo of the Week: One of the many photography studios in Brooklyn

While we have highlighted the photographs of John D. Morrell more than a couple times on this blog, I can’t help but do it once more.  Near and dear to my heart is the evidence of the photography industry and … Continue reading

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Photo of the Week: Pug Love

Though this cabinet card dates back to the late 19th century, the image possesses a timeless quirkiness. From the Fred Hoyt family research collection, the photograph shows the pet “pug-dog” of Ernestine Aschner (a German immigrant to Brooklyn and aunt … Continue reading

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Photo of the Week: A Kennedy at the Navy Yard!

In  October of 1964 Robert F. Kennedy visited  Brooklyn Navy Yard. Earlier that year Kennedy had resigned from his position as U.S. Attorney General to pursue a seat in the Senate. During this time, Secretary of Defense Robert McNamara proposed … Continue reading

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Brooklyn Navy Yard at War

We are very pleased to see Brooklynites Carmela Zuza and Clarence Irving featured in this great video as part of New-York Historical Society’s new exhibition WWII & NYC: You can see more from this exhibition on The New York Home Front … Continue reading

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