Tag Archives: Williamsburg

Williamsburg Cattle Rustlin’

This is the third 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.  Brooklynites today seem to … Continue reading

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Map of the Month — December 2013

This month’s Map of the Month is a map accompanying an auction announcement for lots situated in the Village of Williamsburgh and the Town of Bushwick, as surveyed in 1842. It is a very good snapshot of how past and … Continue reading

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Map of the Month — October 2013

This month’s map is likely a printer’s proof of a Map of the City of Brooklyn, consolidated as of January 1st, 1855. It marks an important stage in the transformation of Brooklyn from rural village to the city comprising Kings … Continue reading

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Brooklyn History Photo of the Week: Memorial Day Parade

This photo, by Brooklyn photography studio E. Van Altena & Co., was taken at the intersection of Bedford Avenue and Heyward Street, and shows Brooklyn’s Memorial Day parade. It is the longest continuously-run Memorial Day parade in the United States, … Continue reading

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Oral History and Environmental Justice

Tonight in BHS’s oral history seminar we discussed the many uses of oral histories beyond the archive: radio, museums, performance…  One inspiring example is Invisible-5, a self-guided audio tour along Interstate 5 from Los Angeles to San Francisco.  Check out … Continue reading

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