With renovations to BHS’s first floor and lower-level underway and Brooklyn Historical Society’s 150th anniversary rapidly approaching, it is fun to look through photographs of the institutional archives collection. One such photograph features this eerie porcelain doll, once housed in BHS’s storage room. This doll may seem lost and lonely, but according to Mrs. Gordon, a former BHS librarian, in the days of volunteer “women’s groups” at BHS the doll collection was considered to be an extremely valuable part of the library’s holdings. This photograph was taken in 1979 when Brooklyn Historical Society was still known as the Long Island Historical Society; the name change took place in 1985. Look for more stories and images from BHS’s past as we launch our 150th anniversary celebration in 2013.
Interested in seeing more photos from BHS’s collection? Visit our online image gallery, which includes a selection of our images. To search our entire collection of images visit BHS’s Othmer Library Wed-Fri, 1:00-5:00 p.m.