Author Archives: Emily Reynolds

About Emily Reynolds

I'm the Photographic Collection Assistant at BHS.

Brooklyn History Photo of the Week: Music Pavilion, ca.1880

This stereoscopic photograph shows a crowd watching a performance at an outdoor stage in Brighton Beach. The various resorts on Coney Island were home to many musical performances and other amusements. Anton Seidl conducted at this venue fourteen times per … Continue reading

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Brooklyn History Photo of the Week: Bird’s Eye View of Coney Island

This aerial view of Coney Island includes several of the attractions that led the area to become a favorite weekend destination for New Yorkers and others. In the center of this photograph is Surf Avenue, as well as the Elephant … Continue reading

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Brooklyn History Photo of the Week: Holiday House

Photographer John D. Morrell was Assistant Librarian of the Long Island Historical Society (today known as Brooklyn Historical Society), and donated more than 2,600 photographs of Brooklyn neighborhoods to the library. Most are photographs documenting Brooklyn storefronts and blocks. The … Continue reading

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Brooklyn History Photo of the Week: Columbia Heights

In 2007, real estate blog The Real Deal called Columbia Heights “Brooklyn’s most expensive street” because of the limited number of properties and the stunning views of Manhattan from buildings on the west side of the street. Columbia Heights has … Continue reading

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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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