Author Archives: Steve Terry

Brooklyn History Photo of the Week: Seatrain Workers at the Brooklyn Navy Yard

This photo shows Seatrain Shipbuilding workers on break at the Brooklyn Navy Yard in 1977. This photo was donated by Frank J. Trezza a long-time electrician at the Brooklyn Navy Yard. The Frank J. Trezza Collection contains several hundred color … Continue reading

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Brooklyn History Photo of the Week: Sledding in Prospect Park

This photo shows sledders in Prospect Park, January 1967.  Equipped with the wood sleds, plastic discs, and pieces of cardboard, hundreds of winter revelers of all ages flock to the hills of Prospect Park every year. When Prospect Park opened … Continue reading

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Brooklyn Photo of the Week: Brooklyn Continuation School

Ca. 1922.  This image shows students at the Brooklyn Continuation School. In the early twentieth century, many boys and girls who could no longer attend school because they needed to help their families earn income went to continuation schools, like … Continue reading

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Brooklyn Photo of the Week: Halloween in Flatbush

Pictured here are members of St. Paul’s Episcopal Church in Flatbush, Brooklyn. Women’s clubs and organizations often organized fairs and festivals to support their churches and engage parishioners. St. Paul’s Church mirrored the rapid growth of Brooklyn in the early … Continue reading

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