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1898, Boerum Hill. The A.I. Namm & Sons Department Store stood at 450-458 Fulton Street. Polish immigrant Adolph I. Namm came to the United States in the 1870s and started his business in Manhattan. In 1885, taking advantage of Brooklyn’s … Continue reading
ca. 1930, Boerum Hill. This image shows the corner of Third Avenue, between Pacific Street and Dean Street, the future site of a New York Times printing press building. BHS’s photograph collection features many historic images of street corners and … Continue reading
1915, Fort Greene Clinton Hill. Children are seen playing with an old Brooklyn fire hydrant, which was jokingly referred to as the “Old Swimming Hole.” The hydrant was located at the intersection of Myrtle Avenue and Ryerson Street in what … Continue reading
Prospect Park, circa 1885. Lewis Nostrand Anderson Jr. is seen playing tennis with his cousin and two unidentified women. In 1881 lawn tennis was first introduced in Prospect Park and it became a popular recreational activity soon after. Thousands of … Continue reading
Coney Island, ca.1912. Gilman L. Smith enjoys a night out on the town with his sweetheart. The couple stopped to pose for a photographer who captured them enjoying a rendezvous on the Coney Island Boardwalk.