Category Archives: Brooklyn Past & Present

On Vaccinations and the Small Pox epidemic of 1894

This is the latest in a series of posts on the records of Brooklyn’s Corporation Counsel, which are currently being processed with funding provided by a Council on Library and Information Resources (CLIR) “Hidden Collections” grant. The U. S. Supreme … Continue reading

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Photo of the Week: A Day at Coney Island

Whether you are going for the beach, or the hot dogs, or the rides, spending at least one summer day at Coney Island has a long tradition. I visited Coney Island about a month ago to enjoy the amusements, much … Continue reading

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Photo of the Week: Shaved Ice and Summer in the City

For some people, the Fourth of July indicates the beginning of summer. For me, nothing announces the beginning of a long, sweaty summer in the city as clearly as the sudden appearance on every street corner of ice cream trucks … Continue reading

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Map of the Month–July 2014

For July’s Map of the Month, I have chosen a 1974 copy of the “New York City Subway Guide,” to commemorate the work of Massimo Vignelli, who died in New York on May 27. This map was issued by the … Continue reading

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Photo of the Week: July Fourth

Apparently, most people are too busy on July 4th to bother with photographs. In the Brooklyn Historical Society collections, there are only four photographs from this date: two photographs of an afternoon spent in a field in 1893 by the … Continue reading

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