The Frederick and Ann Dunekack Family photographs and property records, 1863-1907

Call number: 2014.017

Extent: 1.25 linear feet in one flat box

The collection consists of photographs and property records which belonged to Frederick and Ann Dunekack (of Brooklyn, New York). The photographs document buildings and businesses throughout Brooklyn, circa 1904. The property records relate to land located in the southern part of the Williamsburg neighborhood of Brooklyn, dating from 1863 to 1907.

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Names:

  • Arcanum Hall.
  • Avery, Lauren
  • Barr Brothers Wines.
  • Dunekack, Ann, 1876-
  • Dunekack, Frederick J., 1878-
  • Hyde and Behman’s Theatre (Brooklyn, New York, N.Y.).
  • Star Theater (Brooklyn, New York, N.Y.).
  • Union League Market.
  • Wheeler & Wilson Company.
  • William K. Bader’s Hotel.
  • Young Men’s Democratic Club of Brooklyn.

Places:

  • Bedford-Stuyvesant (New York, N.Y.)
  • Brooklyn (New York, N.Y.)
  • Downtown Brooklyn (New York, N.Y.)
  • Fulton Street (Brooklyn, New York, N.Y.)
  • Richmond Hill (New York, N.Y.)
  • Williamsburg (New York, N.Y.)

Subjects:

  • Buildings — New York (State) — Kings County
  • Business enterprises — New York (State) — Kings County
  • Real property — New York (State) — Kings County
  • Theaters — New York (State) — Kings County

Types of Materials:

  • Deeds
  • Photographs

Brooklyn Dodgers collection, 1884-2002

Call number: ARC.297

Extent: 5.75 linear feet in five manuscript boxes, two oversize flat boxes, and one flat file drawer

The collection contains scorecards, programs, yearbooks, magazines, clippings, scrapbooks, posters, and other items related to the Brooklyn Dodgers, dating from 1884 to 2002. It also includes a small amount of items related to the Los Angeles Dodgers. Of note are several late 19th century Brooklyn baseball scorecards.

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Names:

  • Brooklyn Dodgers (Baseball team).
  • Los Angeles Dodgers (Baseball team).
  • Major League Baseball (Organization).
  • O’Malley, Walter F., (Walter Francis), 1903-1979
  • Robinson, Jackie, 1919-1972

Places:

  • Brooklyn (New York, N.Y.)

Subjects:

  • Baseball fans — New York (State) — Kings County
  • Baseball — New York (State) — Kings County
  • Ebbets Field (New York, N.Y.)

Types of Materials: 

  • Admission tickets
  • Baseball cards
  • Calendars
  • Clippings (information artifacts)
  • Ephemera
  • Magazines (periodicals)
  • Memorabilia
  • Newsletters
  • Posters
  • Printed ephemera
  • Scrapbooks
  • Sound recordings
  • Souvenir programs
  • Yearbooks

Daguerreotype collection

Daguerreotype collection, 1839 – 1865. 4 boxes (3 linear feet)

DAG.10

DAG.10: This daguerreotype has a beautiful and ornate case.

The Daguerreotype collection is made up of individually accessioned photographs from the Photography Collection, items from the Archive & Manuscript Collections, and items found in the collection. The photographs are portraits depicting Brooklyn residents of the 19th century.

Daguerreotypes are photographs printed directly on copper plates that had been coated with silver and exposed to iodine vapors. They are generally considered to be the first successful photographic process, and were in common use from 1839 to 1850. Because the exposure time for early daguerreotypes could be between 5 and 70 minutes, they were primarily used for portraiture. Daguerreotypes are often difficult to view and photograph, because the silver plate is highly reflective. They were often hand-colored, and usually kept in small cases.

Ritzenthaler, Mary Lynn, and Diane Vogt-O’Connor. 2008. Photographs: Archival Care and Management. Chicago: Society of American Archivists.

Subjects:

  • Brooklyn (New York, N.Y.)
  • Photographs
  • Commercial portraiture

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