Monthly Archives: March 2013

Photo of the Week: The Long Island Historical Society in 1964

Here is a peek at what the interior of the library looked like in 1960.  You might notice a linoleum-type floor, the interior filled with display cases and desks, and some unfortunate light bulbs.  Today, our library is a very … Continue reading

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Map of the Month – March 2013

This month’s featured map was published by the German publishers Wagner & Debes circa 1900.  It likely reflects the high volume of German-Americans residing in Brooklyn at the time.  According to Montrose Morris of Brownstoner, by the end of the … Continue reading

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Photo of the Week: Women’s Motor Corps in Flatbush

In honor of Women’s History Month, I thought I would recognize our local Brooklyn heroines with the above photograph.  It was only with the first World War that women became part of the war effort beyond domestic duties.  The Motor … Continue reading

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Barclay’s Center – Where Brooklyn At: BHS

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Photo of the Week: Ruby’s Bar

A number of things in this photograph are compelling.  As a photographer, it’s the blinding light streaming in over Pasqualle’s head and the way it makes the shadows a contrasting comfort.  For the sports fans it must be the exciting … Continue reading

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