Author Archives: Cassie Mey

About Cassie Mey

Cassie is a Brooklynite of 10 years, a Project CHART intern at BHS and a Pratt Institute Master of Library and Information Science student. Alongside her work in archives, Cassie is a modern dancer and choreographer, and she continues to perform with dance companies in the US and abroad.

Photo of the Week: Meserole House

  From the desk of Cassie Mey, Project CHART intern: While scanning the Ralph Irving Lloyd lantern slides, ca. 1905, I have discovered particular slides that speak to me personally and enliven Brooklyn history in my imagination. For example, I … Continue reading

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Brooklyn History Photo of the Week: Bay Ridge Mystery

From the desk of Cassie Mey, Project CHART intern: While scanning parts of BHS’s Photography Collection, I have come across images that are difficult to historically verify, and this one in particular remains an unsolved mystery. This image from the … Continue reading

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Brooklyn History Photo of the Week: New Utrecht Dutch Reformed Church

From the desk of Cassie Mey, Project CHART intern: I am currently scanning the Ralph Irving Lloyd lantern slides of Brooklyn, 1890-1910. Many of the images in this collection reflect the end of an era when townships like New Utrecht, … Continue reading

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Otto C. Dreschmeyer’s Brooklyn, 1965-1968

  Through his camera lens, Otto C. Dreschmeyer (1896-1983) documented the iconic neighborhood of Coney Island, and other Brooklyn scenes during the late 1960s. An amateur photographer, (likely using a Hasselblad camera), Otto Dreschmeyer’s style captured moments of everyday reality within … Continue reading

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