Author Archives: Michael Satalof

Photo of the Week: Pug Love

Though this cabinet card dates back to the late 19th century, the image possesses a timeless quirkiness. From the Fred Hoyt family research collection, the photograph shows the pet “pug-dog” of Ernestine Aschner (a German immigrant to Brooklyn and aunt … Continue reading

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Photo of the Week: The Williamsburgh Savings Bank

In September 1928, only the finishing touches remained in the construction of the Williamsburgh Savings Bank Building at One Hanson Place. Taken from the south, this photograph shows the new tower rising above street traffic below, including the BMT Fifth … Continue reading

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Photo of the Week: Lamp Posts of Brooklyn’s Past

 Either the photographer (and Long Island Historical Society librarian) John D. Morrell captured an intense game of hide-and-seek or the girls are upset with the knowledge that the days of their grand cast-iron lamp posts are numbered.  According to Forgotten … Continue reading

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Brooklyn History Photo of the Week: Three Picnicking Ladies

These three ladies are enjoying a leisurely picnic by the water in Prospect Park in 1899. Even then, just a year after the consolidation of Brooklyn into modern New York City, Frederick Law Olmsted’s park provided neighbors with a refuge … Continue reading

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Brooklyn History Photo of the Week: Memorial Day Parade, May 26, 1899

This photograph from the 141 Quincy Street photography album documents the furnishings, architectural features, and home life of a Bedford-Stuyvesant family in the late 1890s. This photograph captures a parade through the neighborhood on Memorial Day weekend in 1899. It … Continue reading

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