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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 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

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

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

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

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 - 09/08/2011 - 7:17pm -

Our Lady of Lourdes School

Dry Dock: 1910
Circa 1910. "Brooklyn Navy Yard, dry dock No. 4." The battleship is unidentified, but ... NoDak Looks like USS North Dakota (BB-29) to me. Brooklyn Navy Yard 2011 I took this photo yesterday from the same spot as ... bricks! Fire damage The USS North Dakota was at the Brooklyn Navy Yard at least twice in 1910 - in June and again in October. On ... 
 
Posted by Dave - 08/08/2012 - 2:03pm -

Dry Dock: 1910

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

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 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

Brighton Beach Bonbons: 1952
... 10, 1952. "Barton's Bonbonniere, Brighton Beach Avenue, Brooklyn." Large-format acetate negative by Gottscho-Schleisner. View full ... 
 
Posted by Dave - 11/26/2016 - 2:53pm -

Brighton Beach Bonbons: 1952

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

Fantasy Island: 1932
... 1932. "New York city views. Lower Manhattan from foot of Brooklyn Bridge." Large-format acetate negative by Gottscho-Schleisner. View ... 
 
Posted by Dave - 11/02/2016 - 1:25pm -

Fantasy Island: 1932

On the Waterfront: 1905
... The East River circa 1905. "Williamsburg Bridge from Brooklyn." 8x10 inch dry plate glass negative, Detroit Publishing Company. ... Looking east Guess they meant the bridge is from Brooklyn-- the view is from Manhattan. The dome near the right edge of the pic ... 
 
Posted by Dave - 10/21/2016 - 1:16pm -

On the Waterfront: 1905

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

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

The Mall: 1901
... 319. Fascinating history, built by Roebling Bros. (Brooklyn Bridge). The Old Arcade represents everything that is American ... 
 
Posted by Dave - 07/26/2012 - 4:59pm -

The Mall: 1901

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

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

Secretary of War: 1897
January 1897. "U.S.S. Brooklyn , First Sergeant, Marine Corps." Our second look at this battleship's ... was one shaped-up, no nonsense, tough First Shirt. Brooklyn 1897 The city and year caught my eye since they are the birth place ... year of my maternal grandmother, so I had a look at the Brooklyn Daily Eagle (14 pages, 3 cents) on a random day (Saturday, January 16) ... 
 
Posted by Dave - 11/09/2014 - 12:49pm -

Secretary of War: 1897

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

Rockaway Bungalows: 1910
... rent a bungalow in the summer months to get us out of Brooklyn for awhile. Great memories. Rockaway, a kid's dream I ... was a great summer getaway for a working class family from Brooklyn. Elisa on B 29th Was your grandma named Bessie? I lived in the ... 
 
Posted by Dave - 08/04/2012 - 3:56am -

Rockaway Bungalows: 1910

Brooklyn Bridge: 1900
New York circa 1900. "Brooklyn Bridge, East River." 8x10 inch dry plate glass negative, Detroit ... 
 
Posted by Dave - 08/01/2012 - 5:36pm -

Brooklyn Bridge: 1900

The Bowery: 1900
... Company. View full size. A tree grows in Brooklyn But not in the Bowery. The Manhattan Bridge of 1909 took ... 
 
Posted by Dave - 08/01/2012 - 5:36pm -

The Bowery: 1900

Brooklyn Aquarium Outing: 1938
My mom and her sister on an outing to the Brooklyn Aquarium. They lived in Brooklyn Heights and my grandfather would take them on outings on Sundays. Here ... 
 
Posted by pattiayan - 09/04/2011 - 1:06pm -

Brooklyn Aquarium Outing: 1938
 
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