Tag Archives: Brooklyn Past & Present

The Fight of the (Nineteenth) Century

In the last decade of the 19th century boxing was one of the most popular sporting events in Brooklyn. Ironically, it was practically illegal in the State of the New York. Brooklynites, especially those who gravitated to the seedier sections … Continue reading

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11,713 Photos of the Week: Brooklyn Visual Heritage has Launched!

We are happy to announce the Brooklyn Visual Heritage (BVH) website, http://www.brooklynvisualheritage.org. The website was created through Project CHART, a 3-year collaborative project funded by the Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS) that began in 2010 between the Pratt School … Continue reading

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Photo of the Week: Fashionable Yachts

This beautiful yacht is being cleaned and painted in the Tebo Yacht Basin area.  In searching for more information on the Tebo Yacht Basin area I found some articles in the Brooklyn Daily Eagle newspaper online, through the Brooklyn Public … Continue reading

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Photo of the Week: Meserole House

  From the desk of Cassie Mey, Project CHART intern: While scanning the Ralph Irving Lloyd lantern slides, ca. 1905, I have discovered particular slides that speak to me personally and enliven Brooklyn history in my imagination. For example, I … Continue reading

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Photo of the Week: Lamp Posts of Brooklyn’s Past

 Either the photographer (and Long Island Historical Society librarian) John D. Morrell captured an intense game of hide-and-seek or the girls are upset with the knowledge that the days of their grand cast-iron lamp posts are numbered.  According to Forgotten … Continue reading

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