Author Archives: Keara Duggan

Brooklyn History Photo of the Week: Off the Clock

From the desk of Keara Duggan, BHS Public Programs Manager: I don’t know much about this photograph. I know it was taken around 1887 by Walter H. Nelson. I know that it’s a part of BHS’s early Brooklyn and Long … Continue reading

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Brooklyn Documentaries

To help celebrate their one year anniversary DocumentaryStorm, a New York City-based website for documentary lovers, hand picked and organized a selection of documentaries focusing on Brooklyn and its community. BHS is proud to share this selection of documentaries with you. … Continue reading

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Brooklyn History Photo of the Week: Isidore Aschner Cabinet Card

This image is of Isidore Aschner, one of Abraham and Jeannette Aschner’s six children. The Aschners were German natives who immigrated to New York around 1870. The family lived at 67 Pineapple Street in Brooklyn Heights and owned cigar emporiums … Continue reading

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Brooklyn History Photo of the Week: Louis and Rose Lebman, ca.1950

This photograph, circa 1950, features Louis and Rose Lebman, husband and wife. Louis Lebman owned the Wellmade Glove shop in Park Slope, Brooklyn. Lebman was a Polish immigrant who worked as a glovemaking apprentice before opening his own shop in … Continue reading

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Brooklyn History Photo of the Week: Lovers’ Lane

This week, in honor of Valentine’s Day, we share a photograph of Lovers’ Lane in Prospect Park. This image, ca. 1887, features a picturesque pathway, with sunlight softly drifting through the trees. When amateur photographer Walter H. Nelson took this … Continue reading

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