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The New Bohemians: mid-1940s

The New Bohemians: mid-1940s

Cynthia, Arlene, Agnes, and Rosilyn is written on the margin of this photo showing my teenaged future mother (in the dark skirt) with three classmates, at some park or botanical garden in Brooklyn, New York near the end of World War II.

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At Prospect Park in Brooklyn

I asked my mother. She says the location in Brooklyn was Prospect Park.

Please propose

How I would love to know the location, and there are obvious clues for people who know Brooklyn. So many more people view the main gallery than the member gallery (which is a shame, really -- hey, there're great photos every weekend, everybody), and that's why I'd like to ask the powers-that-be if they might consider, as is their practice, sometimes to elevate a post from the member to the main gallery, where many Brooklynites could identify the stack and the building. I would consider that a very special Shorpy Christmas present, plus it would bring aenthal's mom Arlene to a deservedly wider audience.

SHORPY HISTORICAL PHOTO ARCHIVE | History in HD is a vintage photo archive featuring thousands of high-definition images from the 1850s to 1960s. (Available as fine-art prints from the Shorpy Archive.) The site is named after Shorpy Higginbotham, a teenage coal miner who lived 100 years ago.

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