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Smoking Concerts: 1906
1906. "Post Office and Eagle Building. Brooklyn, N.Y." At the Alcazar Theatre: "smoking concerts." Detroit Publishing ... I assume this photo shows Montague Street in Brooklyn. The Brooklyn Heights Railroad operated cable cars on Montague Street from the Wall ... 
 
Posted by Dave - 08/01/2012 - 5:31pm -

Smoking Concerts: 1906

Three Brooklyn Bridges: 1908
Feb. 22, 1908. "Three New York-Brooklyn bridges from Brooklyn." An amazingly detailed panorama of New York recorded by George ... of the original 8x10 inch glass negative. From the left: Brooklyn Bridge, Manhattan Bridge (under construction) and Williamsburg Bridge. ... 
 
Posted by Dave - 08/19/2012 - 3:42pm -

Three Brooklyn Bridges: 1908

Brooklyn Public: 1941
January 13, 1941. "Brooklyn Public Library (Ingersoll Memorial), Prospect Park Plaza, New York." ... View full size. The Library at Brooklyn I actually like the architecture. Reminds me of ancient Egypt, in ... that it looks like long after all the other buildings in Brooklyn crumble, this one would still be standing, giving testimony to all the ... 
 
Posted by Dave - 09/13/2011 - 1:59pm -

Brooklyn Public: 1941

Brooklyn Bridge: 1903
New York circa 1903. "East River and Brooklyn Bridge from Manhattan." Among the many signs competing for our ... starboard ! Looking to the right of the bridge,on the Brooklyn side,you'll see a ferryboat at a really bad angle! She's tilting hard ... hard to port with lots of propwash behind it heading for Brooklyn, just south of the bridge?!? Looks like it's trying hard to bank to ... 
 
Posted by Dave - 07/31/2012 - 2:56pm -

Brooklyn Bridge: 1903

Brooklyn Bridge: 1904
Circa 1904. "Manhattan, East River and Brooklyn Bridge from Brooklyn." Another grayscale view of an evergreen subject. 8x10 glass negative. ... 
 
Posted by Dave - 07/19/2012 - 10:20pm -

Brooklyn Bridge: 1904

Dead End: 1905
... many of which were located next to Dead Horse Bay in Brooklyn. I hear that bones are still occasionally found! Nowadays he'd ... this site but must comment on this picture. I grew up in Brooklyn in the 1950s. There was a livery stable on Dean Street where peddlers ... 
 
Posted by Dave - 06/09/2018 - 5:26pm -

Dead End: 1905

Brooklyn Pin Boys: 1910
... boys working in Subway Bowling Alleys, 65 South Street, Brooklyn, N.Y., every night. Three smaller boys were kept out of the photo by ... 
 
Posted by Dave - 09/08/2011 - 6:37pm -

Brooklyn Pin Boys: 1910

Our Lady of Lourdes School
... Hospital facility on 46th Street and Fourth Avenue in Brooklyn. It's now called Lutheran Medical Center. - Dave] Lutheran ... 
 
Posted by Dave - 02/14/2017 - 11:50am -

Our Lady of Lourdes School

3 a.m. Sunday, Brooklyn: 1908
... "3 a.m. Sunday, February 23, 1908. Newsboys selling on Brooklyn Bridge. Harry Ahrenpreiss, 30 Willet St. Said was 13 years old. Abe ... to get across the bridge if you didn't buy a paper. Brooklyn Bridge Newsies That kid at front left looks like 12 going on 37. ... 
 
Posted by Dave - 09/08/2011 - 7:15pm -

3 a.m. Sunday, Brooklyn: 1908

Brooklyn Bridge: 1905
New York circa 1905. "Brooklyn Bridge over East River." 8x10 inch dry plate glass negative, Detroit ... I love to visit New York, and every time I do, I go to Brooklyn and I walk across the Brooklyn Bridge to Manhattan. I am always amazed at t his amazing structure ... 
 
Posted by Dave - 07/31/2012 - 2:53pm -

Brooklyn Bridge: 1905

Brooklyn Murder Trial
... with his clients, two boys accused of murder in a 1930's Brooklyn courtroom. Both boys were found not guilty. Proper Attire One ... men and women. That's Criminal Court in Brooklyn It used to be called the Central Court Building. I'm a criminal ... 
 
Posted by ltitus - 04/26/2007 - 2:56pm -

Brooklyn Murder Trial

Municipal Ferry: 1909
... River circa 1909. "City of New York municipal ferry Brooklyn , possibly a participant in the Hudson-Fulton celebration." 8x10 inch ... background on the left, in what I am assuming is downtown Brooklyn? Or that parachute-jump looking number showing itself between the ... 
 
Posted by Dave - 07/21/2018 - 2:11pm -

Municipal Ferry: 1909

Radio City Music Hall: 1932
... I loved taking the subway ride into Manhatten from Brooklyn. We always had lunch at a Horn & Hardart Automat. Thanks for ... 
 
Posted by Dave - 07/13/2018 - 10:12pm -

Radio City Music Hall: 1932

Brooklyn Wading Pool: 1942
... pool at a play center at the Red Hook housing development, Brooklyn, New York. The charge to use the pool is nine cents for children, 25 ... elevator. if someone knows some old people who lived in Brooklyn in the 1930s, please send e-mail me! Kvarog@hotmail.com This ... 
 
Posted by Ken - 09/08/2011 - 6:48pm -

Brooklyn Wading Pool: 1942

Fallen Arch, Cheshire, CT - 1967
... to the east, from where they can be barged down-stream to Brooklyn, Boston and beyond, for its popular use in the facades of 19th Century ... 
 
Posted by ctyankeeinma - 08/01/2018 - 4:56pm -

Fallen Arch, Cheshire, CT - 1967

The New Bohemians: mid-1940s
... with three classmates, at some park or botanical garden in Brooklyn, New York near the end of World War II. Please propose How I ... location, and there are obvious clues for people who know Brooklyn. So many more people view the main gallery than the member gallery ... 
 
Posted by aenthal - 12/15/2017 - 8:46pm -

The New Bohemians: mid-1940s

Miami, Florida: 1908
... was a grocer in Miami around that time. Wild Guess Brooklyn, New York Identity Washington Avenue, Titusville Florida. ... store. (76) Survey says I believe this is Brooklyn, NY. I took the easy way out and just searched for 1200 Avenue O from ... 
 
Posted by Dave - 10/14/2014 - 12:58pm -

Miami, Florida: 1908

Brooklyn Terminal: 1903
New York circa 1903. "Brooklyn Terminal at Brooklyn Bridge." 8x10 inch dry plate glass negative, Detroit Publishing ... Xed Out Eagle warehouse is the last man standing on the Brooklyn side. Most of the surrounding area area fell victim to the ... 
 
Posted by Dave - 07/18/2012 - 3:32pm -

Brooklyn Terminal: 1903

Navy Yard: 1904
New York circa 1904. "Brooklyn Navy Yard -- view from Sands Street entrance." 8x10 inch dry plate ... 
 
Posted by Dave - 07/12/2018 - 12:34pm -

Navy Yard: 1904

The Circle: 1904
Circa 1904. "The Circle -- Brooklyn, N.Y." Plaza Street West at Berkeley Place, with Grand Army Plaza at ... Also surviving from this image: the twin towers of the Brooklyn Bridge (left), and the twin towers of the Williamsburg Bridge (right). ... 
 
Posted by Dave - 09/28/2017 - 11:19pm -

The Circle: 1904

Brooklyn Public Library: 1941
February 4, 1941. "Foyer, Brooklyn Public Library (Ingersoll Memorial), Prospect Park Plaza." Acetate ... stacks, searching for my grandfather's April 1903 Brooklyn Daily Eagle obit. Since that time, the Library has digitized every ... 
 
Posted by Dave - 07/17/2012 - 10:09pm -

Brooklyn Public Library: 1941

New York City: 1901
... a supplement behind it, and a forest of masts over by the Brooklyn Bridge. Brooklyn Bridge 1901 The thing that strikes me is that the Brooklyn Bridge ... 
 
Posted by Ken - 09/08/2011 - 10:04pm -

New York City: 1901

Brooklyn Bridge: 1909
"Brooklyn Bridge and East River. April 1909." At left, the Manhattan Bridge under construction in this view looking east into Brooklyn with Manhattan Terminal at lower left. 8x10 glass negative, George ... rooftop billboards corresponds to the sight lines from the Brooklyn Bridge approaches. More nastiness Piper Heidsieck Chewing ... 
 
Posted by Dave - 08/19/2012 - 4:40pm -

Brooklyn Bridge: 1909

Christmas on the Brooklyn: 1900
Circa 1900. "U.S.S. Brooklyn wardroom pantry." Note the holiday decorations. The cruiser Brooklyn , commissioned in 1896, was a flagship in the Spanish-American War. ... 
 
Posted by Dave - 10/11/2008 - 6:38pm -

Christmas on the Brooklyn: 1900

Bustling Brooklyn: 1910
New York circa 1910. "Brooklyn. Washington Street from Fulton with Beecher statue." Now Cadman Plaza. ... Below is the same perspective (from the steps of the Brooklyn City/Borough Hall) from November of 2004. A sliver of the Post Office tower in the 1906 view can be seen behind the Brooklyn Eagle Building tower. (Please excuse the dark foreground - long, hard ... 
 
Posted by Dave - 10/09/2012 - 2:34pm -

Bustling Brooklyn: 1910

A Sheep Mows in Brooklyn: 1905
New York circa 1905. "Sheep in Prospect Park, Brooklyn." 8x10 inch dry plate glass negative, Detroit Publishing Company. ... 
 
Posted by Dave - 03/14/2017 - 11:40pm -

A Sheep Mows in Brooklyn: 1905

Safe: 1924
... (1905 - 1969) who was attending the Pratt Institute in Brooklyn, New York at the time. The contest attracted 5,000 poster entries ... 
 
Posted by Dave - 09/14/2011 - 6:04pm -

Safe: 1924

Armada Americana: 1898
Circa 1898. "Armored cruiser U.S.S. Brooklyn , stern view." 8x10 inch glass negative, Detroit Photographic ... View full size. What port is that? Very busy. The Brooklyn was built at the Cramp yards in Philadelphia, but this looks to me ... it looks like BB1 USS Indiana is forward of Brooklyn on the far right and BB3 USS Oregon forward of Indiana. Tumblehome ... 
 
Posted by Dave - 04/16/2018 - 8:03pm -

Armada Americana: 1898

Tenement Kitchen: 1905
... glass negative. View full size. A Tree Grows in Brooklyn This could be straight out of the book. It's funny how nice a ... 
 
Posted by Dave - 07/23/2012 - 3:43pm -

Tenement Kitchen: 1905

Kanatenah Flats: 1910
... to 1994 Oops. More here. A Slice of Brooklyn in Leatherstocking Country 30 years ago, I lived around the corner ... and this part of Genesee Street always felt more like Brooklyn. (The Gallery, DPC, Utica) ... 
 
Posted by Dave - 08/01/2012 - 1:39pm -

Kanatenah Flats: 1910
 
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