Category Archives: Hidden Collections

The Great Trolley Strike of 1895 – Part 1

This is part one of a two part series on the Great Trolley Strike of 1895. Part two will be posted next Monday, September 1st. This is also the latest in a series of posts on the records of Brooklyn’s … Continue reading

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Map of the Month–August 2014

The August Map of the Month conjures a bit of summertime nostalgia: “Map Showing How to Reach Ebbets Field, Brooklyn.”   The flip side of the map, shown below, has a full team photo and roster. A quick consultation with The … Continue reading

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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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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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Mapping the first Red Scare: Ohman’s map of ‘racial colonies’

This “Map of the Borough of Brooklyn : Showing Location and Extent of Racial Colonies” (featured on the blog in March 2012) published by A. R. Ohman in the early 20th century has always piqued the interest of researchers and … Continue reading

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