Tag Archives: Park Slope

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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Brooklyn History Photo of the Week: Summer

Back in the early twentieth century, before the heyday of air conditioning, shady trees offered a welcome respite from hot Brooklyn sidewalks. This photograph of one shady street was taken by Dr. Ralph Irving Lloyd in Park Slope circa 1910. … Continue reading

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Brooklyn History Photo of the Week: Louis and Rose Lebman, ca.1950

This photograph, circa 1950, features Louis and Rose Lebman, husband and wife. Louis Lebman owned the Wellmade Glove shop in Park Slope, Brooklyn. Lebman was a Polish immigrant who worked as a glovemaking apprentice before opening his own shop in … Continue reading

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Centenarian Faity Tuttle!

BHS is happy to see Brooklynite Esther Leeming “Faity” Tuttle celebrated in The New York Times among fellow centenarians! Hear Faity talk about John’s Group, a playgroup for children in Prospect Park, Brooklyn accents, and how John narrowly avoided being … Continue reading

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Park Slope Walking Tour

In 2008, BHS published the Park Slope Neighborhood & Architectural History Guide, written by Francis Morrone.  We are currently working on a neighborhood guide about Fort Greene / Clinton Hill, so, stay tuned and please be in touch if there’s … Continue reading

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