Author Archives: Weatherly

About Weatherly

I'm an Archives Survey Technician working on the CLIR project at BHS.

Green Spaces and Moody Places

This week I worked on the Praeger Department of Parks survey and photographs, and it has definitely found its way onto my list of favorite collections. In 1934, Mayor LaGuardia created a new city-wide Department of Parks, bringing the boroughs’ … Continue reading

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Brooklyn History Photo of the Week: Harry Kalmus

Harry Kalmus (1924-1987) was born and raised in the Brooklyn neighborhood of East New York. After serving in World War II, he returned to Brooklyn and began his career as a commercial photographer. In addition to contract work for businesses … Continue reading

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Worth 1,000 words and sometimes a smile

I always enjoy working with the photography collection, and finding an unusual or unexpected image tends to make my day. The sentiment of the majority of portraits from the late 19th and early 20th centuries could lead you to believe … Continue reading

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Emma Toedteberg, Librarian Extraordinaire

Part of what I love about working as an archivist is getting to peek in at lives of the past, and getting to know the Brooklynites who walked the streets decades, and centuries, before us. What’s even better (and yes, … Continue reading

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School days of Brooklyn’s past

The passing of Labor Day is always a sign that fall is near and school is back in session. All of the excited students—and the not-so-excited students—I’ve seen with backpacks and books this week got me thinking about school items … Continue reading

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