Verrazano-Narrows Bridge opening press kit and photographs, 1963

Call number: 2004.024

Extent: 0.01 linear feet in one folder

Verrazano-Narrows Bridge opening press kit, which includes press releases, opening program, speech transcripts, photographs, and other publicity materials. The bridge opened on March 7, 1963.

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Names:

  • Triborough Bridge and Tunnel Authority.
  • United States Steel Corporation.

Places:

  • Brooklyn (New York, N.Y.)
  • Staten Island (New York, N.Y.)
  • Verrazano-Narrows Bridge (New York, N.Y.)

Subjects:

  • Bridges — New York (State) — Kings County

Types of Materials:

  • Photographic prints
  • Photographs
  • Press releases

Portrait of a boy with his bicycle, circa 1890s

Call number: 1995.011

Extent: .01 linear feet in one flat box

One black-and-white photographic portrait of a boy with his bicycle mounted on board, circa 1890s.

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Subjects:

  • Bicycles
  • Cycling
  • Cycling — New York (State) — Kings County

Types of Materials:

  • Black-and-white prints (photographs)
  • Photographs
  • Portraits

Mortimer D. Jones collection on the Kings County Hospital, 1903-1930s

Call number: 1994.008

Extent: 0.15 linear feet in three folders

The collection contains an assortment of items relating to Kings County Hospital, dating from 1903 to the 1930s. It includes photographs, clippings, ephemera, and a history of the hospital.

Mortimer D. Jones was born on May 3, 1877, in Brooklyn, New York. He was a graduate of the College of Physicians and Surgeons of Columbia University. Jones served as superintendent of the Cumberland Street Hospital until 1910, when he was appointed superintendent of Kings County Hospital. He was briefly relieved of his duties in 1928 following allegations of mismanagement and anti-Semitism. In 1929 he was named medical superintendent of City Hospital on Welfare Island (now known as Roosevelt Island), a position he held until he retired in 1934. He was married to the former Lillian Stephen and passed away in Ridgewood, New Jersey, in 1953.

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Names:

  • Kings County Hospital (Kings County, N.Y.).
  • Kings County Hospital (Kings County, N.Y.). Alumni Association.
  • Jones, Mortimer D., 1877-1953
  • McNally, Elizabeth

Places:

  • East Flatbush (New York, N.Y.)

Subjects:

  • Hospitals -x Medical staff — New York (State) — Kings County
  • Hospitals — New York (State) — Kings County
  • Medicine -x Practice — New York (State) — Kings County
  • Physicians — New York (State) — Kings County
  • Surgery — New York (State) — Kings County

Types of Materials:

  • Clippings (information artifacts)
  • Ephemera
  • Manuals (instructional materials)
  • Menus
  • Photograph albums
  • Photographs
  • Programs (documents)
  • Typescripts

Charles Rogers photograph and business card, circa 1901

Call number: 2001.053

Extent: 0.02 linear feet in one folder and one sleeve

The collection contains one business card for Charles Rogers and one cabinet card photograph of Rogers and others in front of his storefront. Rogers was a fur garment salesman, and his shop was located at 44 and 46 Steuben Street, Brooklyn, NY.

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Names:

  • Rogers, Charles
  • Rogers, Robert J.

Places:

  • Brooklyn (New York, N.Y.)

Subjects:

  • Business enterprises — New York (State) — Kings County
  • Fur garments — New York (State) — Kings County

Types of Materials:

  • Business cards
  • Cabinet photographs
  • Photographs

Anders Goldfarb photographs of Brooklyn neighborhoods, 2001, 2009

Call number: 2013.017

Extent: 1.25 linear feet in one flat box

The collection contains 35 8×10″ black and white photographs on fiber-based paper taken by Anders Goldfarb. The photographs document three Brooklyn neighborhoods: Borough Park (2009), Bushwick (2001), and Red Hook (2009). Goldfarb specializes in street photography and his photographs feature buildings, subway stations, elevated tracks, businesses, baseball fields, and the waterfront.

Anders Goldfarb (1954-) is a documentary photographer based in New York City. He was born in Brooklyn, and raised in the Flushing neighborhood of Queens. He received a B.A. in anthropology from SUNY Stony Brook in 1975, and a M.F.A. in photography from SUNY New Paltz in 1986. He then moved to the Greenpoint neighborhood of Brooklyn. Goldfarb received a Leopold Foundation Grant in 1984 and was awarded the Puffin Foundation Grant in 2009. He has taught photography at the College of New Rochelle, Cooper Union, and other schools. Since 1986, his work has been published in numerous newspapers, magazines, and books, and his photographs have been exhibited internationally.

For more information please see his website at: http://www.andersgoldfarb.com/

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Names:

  • Goldfarb, Anders, 1954-

Places:

  • Borough Park (New York, N.Y.)
  • Brooklyn (New York, N.Y.)
  • Bushwick (New York, N.Y.)
  • Red Hook (New York, N.Y.)

Subjects:

  • Buildings — New York (State) — Kings County
  • Photographers — New York (State) — Kings County
  • Recreation — New York (State) — Kings County
  • Street photography — New York (State) — Kings County
  • Subway stations — New York (State) — Kings County
  • Subways — New York (State) — Kings County
  • Waterfronts — New York (State) — Kings County

Types of Materials:

  • Black-and-white prints (photographs)
  • Photographs

Fred Snitzer collection of Kings County Postal ephemera, 1717-2010

Call number: 2013.003

Extent: 22 linear feet in 36 manuscript boxes, 4 oversize manuscript boxes, and 1 record carton

The collection primarily consists of Kings County postcards and envelopes (covers) collected by Fred Snitzer, the bulk of which date from 1850 to 1950. It also includes letters (housed with related envelopes), clippings, invoices, property records, and Brooklyn history and postal collecting reference materials.

Fred Snizter was born in 1929. He was a longtime resident of Brooklyn and attended New Utrecht High School. He later resided at 75 Henry Street in the Brooklyn Heights neighborhood of Brooklyn. He was self employed as an investment counselor, an expert rated chess player, a world traveler, and a collector of Brooklyn postal ephemera. He died, in Brooklyn, on October 26, 2012.

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Names:

  • Brooklyn Daily Eagle (Firm).
  • Delapierre family
  • Floyd Bennett Field (New York, N.Y.).
  • Lacks, Monica
  • Long Island Postal History Society.
  • New York Naval Shipyard.
  • Skurnick, Randy
  • Snitzer, Fred, 1929-2012
  • United States Postal Service.
  • Van Brunt family

Places:

  • Brooklyn (New York, N.Y.)
  • Brooklyn Bridge (New York, N.Y.)
  • Coney Island (New York, N.Y.)
  • Flatbush (New York, N.Y.)
  • Prospect Park (New York, N.Y.)
  • Williamsburg (New York, N.Y.)

Subjects:

  • Amusement parks — New York (State) — Kings County
  • Business enterprises — New York (State) — Kings County
  • Long Island, Battle of, New York, N.Y., 1776
  • Navy-yards and naval stations — New York (State) — Kings County
  • Postal service — New York (State) — Kings County
  • Schools — New York (State) — Kings County
  • Stamp collecting — New York (State) — Kings County
  • Transportation — New York (State) — Kings County
  • United States |x History |y Civil War, 1861-1865
  • World War, 1914-1918
  • World War, 1939-1945

Types of materials:

  • Books
  • Catalogs
  • Correspondence
  • Deeds
  • Envelopes
  • Newsletters
  • Picture postcards
  • Postage stamps
  • Postcards

Prospect Park Hotel and Restaurant photograph, circa 1890

Call number: 2001.049

Extent: 0.01 linear feet in one folder

One photograph of the Prospect Park Hotel and Restaurant, circa 1890. The clubhouse of the Long Island Wheelmen is also visible. The hotel was possibly located on Bedford Avenue, near Atlantic Avenue.

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Names:

  • Long Island Wheelmen.
  • Prospect Park Hotel and Restaurant.

Places:

  • Brooklyn (New York, N.Y.)
  • Prospect Park (New York, N.Y.)

Subjects:

  • Cycling — New York (State) — Kings County — Societies, etc.
  • Hotels — New York (State) — Kings County
  • Restaurants — New York (State) — Kings County

Types of materials:

  • Photographic prints

Eureka Leather Works photographs, circa 1887

Call number: 2006.002

Extent: 0.01 linear feet in one folder

The collection consists of two photographs on board depicting the Eureka Leather Works factory and the house of the owner, P. Frederick Lenhart.

P. Frederick Lenhart (1842-1913) was a German-American businessman. He was born in Bavaria on June 19, 1842. In 1850, he came to the United States with his father, George Michael Lenhart, and in 1853 settled in Brooklyn, NY. He was a member of the New York National Guard and served in the Union Army during the Civil War. After the war he joined his father in the leather hat and cap manufacturing business. He owned Eureka Leather Works, which operated out of lower Manhattan, with a factory located in Brooklyn. He died in Brooklyn on July 26, 1913.

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Names:

  • Erickson, Karen J.
  • Eureka Leather Works.
  • Lenhart, P. Frederick, 1842-1913

Places:

  • Brooklyn (New York, N.Y.)
  • Clinton Hill (New York, N.Y.)

Subjects:

  • Buildings — New York (State) — Kings County
  • Business enterprises — New York (State) — Kings County
  • Factories — New York (State) — Kings County
  • Leather garments industry — New York (State) — Kings County

Types of materials:

  • Photographic prints
  • Photographs

Greenport, Long Island photographs, circa 1910-1924

Call Number: V1998.039

Extent: .01 linear feet, in one folder

Two photographs of Greenport, Long Island. One is a photographic reproduction of a beach scene, circa 1910. The other is a photograph of the Old Booth House, located at 190 Sterling Street, Greenport, NY. It includes an identification and list of owners on the verso, dated 1924.

Places:

  • Greenport (N.Y.)
  • Long Island (N.Y.)

Subjects:

  • Beaches — New York (State) — Long Island
  • Buildings — New York (State) — Long Island

Types of Materials:

  • Photographs

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Jared J. Chambers photographic portrait, 1941

Call Number: V1997.090

Extent: .01 linear feet, in one folder

One photographic portrait of Jared J. Chambers, President of the 28th Ward Taxpayers’ Protection Association, 1941.

Jared J. Chambers was born in Massachusetts, around 1854. A longtime resident of Brooklyn, he was actively involved in the community as a member of the Republican Party, and served as president of the 28th Ward Taxpayer’s Protection Association for 38 years. He died, in Brooklyn, in 1942.

Names:

  • 28th Ward Taxpayers’ Protection Association.
  • Chambers, Jared J., 1854?-1942

Places:

  • Brooklyn (New York, N.Y.)

Subjects:

  • Civic leaders — New York (State) — Kings County

Types of Materials:

  • Photographs
  • Portraits

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