Author Archives: Susan Gamble

Photo of the Week: The Beeches in Bay Ridge

  This week’s photo brings us once again to the work of Ralph Irving Lloyd. Lloyd’s lantern slides of Brooklyn give us a real sense of how  much the borough has changed in the last one hundred years. With a … Continue reading

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Photo of the Week: Carriage Ladies

Found in the Alden Family Bible, donated by Mrs. L. Tracey in 1957, this celebratory photograph appears to have been taken in the spring or summer judging from the light colors the two women are wearing, one of whom seems … Continue reading

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Brooklyn History Photo of the Week: Summer

Back in the early twentieth century, before the heyday of air conditioning, shady trees offered a welcome respite from hot Brooklyn sidewalks. This photograph of one shady street was taken by Dr. Ralph Irving Lloyd in Park Slope circa 1910. … Continue reading

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Brooklyn History Photo of the Week: Doll and Spinning Wheel

With renovations to BHS’s first floor and lower-level underway and Brooklyn Historical Society’s 150th anniversary rapidly approaching, it is fun to look through photographs of the institutional archives collection. One such photograph features this eerie porcelain doll, once housed in … Continue reading

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Brooklyn History Photo of the Week: A Man and His Dog

Lucille Fornasieri-Gold donated ninety-three color and black and white photographs to Brooklyn Historical Society in 2008, including this one of a man and his dog on a bench in Prospect Park. Lucille Fornasieri-Gold was born in Bay Ridge, Brooklyn in … Continue reading

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