Category Archives: Hidden Collections

Map of the Month–November 2014

For the November Map of the Month, I have chosen a relative newcomer to the catalog, “Map showing the position of the main ground-water table on Long Island, New York,” published by the U.S. Geological Survey in 1904. This map landed … Continue reading

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Map of the Month–October 2014

October’s Map of the Month, “Railroad terminal map of New York Harbor” created by the Port of New York Authority in 1933, shows New York Harbor in all its early 20th century might. According to The Encyclopedia of New York, … Continue reading

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The Great Trolley Strike of 1895 – Part 2

This is part two of a two part series on the Great Trolley Strike of 1895.  This is also the latest in a series of posts on the records of Brooklyn’s Corporation Counsel, which are currently being processed with funding provided by … Continue reading

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Map of the Month–September 2014

For September’s map of the month, we’ll take one last nostalgic look at leisure pursuits in the “Colorgraph Map of New York,” published in 1954.  As the cover proclaims, it is a “souvenir picture map of New York with 380 … Continue reading

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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 Wednesday, September 3rd. This is also the latest in a series of posts on the records of Brooklyn’s … Continue reading

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