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Brooklynology Blog

Collected by: Brooklyn Collection, Brooklyn Public Library

Archived since: Jan, 2019

Description:

Brooklynology is the blog of the Brooklyn Collection, Brooklyn Public Library's local history division and archive.

Subject:   Blogs & Social Media Arts & Humanities Society & Culture

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Title: We're Making Connections

URL: https://www.bklynlibrary.org/blog/2008/08/30/were-making-connections/

Description: Brooklyn Connections education program.

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Subject:   Brooklyn Connections

Title: In Praise of Blue

URL: https://www.bklynlibrary.org/blog/2008/10/28/praise-blue/

Description: Cyanotype photography collections at the Brooklyn Collection.

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Subject:   Photography Wilcox, Julius

Title: 1835 In An Envelope

URL: https://www.bklynlibrary.org/blog/2008/10/30/1835-envelope/

Description: Daniel Haskel’s Map of the City of Brooklyn from 1835.

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Subject:   Maps

Title: So what do you have here?

URL: https://www.bklynlibrary.org/blog/2008/10/31/so-what-do-you-have-here/

Description: Accessing Brooklyn Collection materials.

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Title: Brooklyn Veterans History Project Panel Discussion

URL: https://www.bklynlibrary.org/blog/2008/11/05/brooklyn-veterans-history/

Description: Brooklyn Veterans History Project.

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Subject:   Events

Title: Ephemeral Brooklyn

URL: https://www.bklynlibrary.org/blog/2008/11/13/ephemeral-brooklyn/

Description: Coney Island items in the Brooklyn Collection's Ephemera Collection.

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Subject:   Coney Island Ephemera Collection

Title: Same Old Purpose, Young New Faces

URL: https://www.bklynlibrary.org/blog/2008/11/13/same-old-purpose-young/

Description: Brooklyn Connections students exploring the history of Brownsville.

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Subject:   Brooklyn Connections Brownsville

Title: Recipes from the Brooklyn Daily Eagle: Thanksgiving Menu

URL: https://www.bklynlibrary.org/blog/2008/11/20/recipes-brooklyn-daily/

Description: Recipes from the Brooklyn Daily Eagle newspaper.

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Subject:   Brooklyn Eagle

Title: Brooklyn By the Bay: Bensonhurst and Canarsie--upcoming event with Brian Merlis and Lee Rosenzweig

URL: https://www.bklynlibrary.org/blog/2008/11/27/brooklyn-bay-bensonhurst/

Description: Author talk at the Brooklyn Collection.

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Subject:   Events

Title: Axel Hedman, Architect

URL: https://www.bklynlibrary.org/blog/2008/11/28/axel-hedman-architect/

Description: Profile of the architect Axel Hedman.

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Subject:   People Architecture

Title: School History: Brownsville, 1913

URL: https://www.bklynlibrary.org/blog/2008/11/28/school-history/

Description: An interesting incident in the history of P.S. 165 when the principal decided to let students control their own discipline.

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Subject:   Brownsville School History

Title: The Romance of Cordage

URL: https://www.bklynlibrary.org/blog/2008/12/09/romance-cordage/

Description: Business and Industry section of the Brooklyn Collection's Ephemera Collection and its materials on the ropemaking industry.

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Subject:   Ephemera Collection

Title: The Gregg Chapel

URL: https://www.bklynlibrary.org/blog/2008/12/16/gregg-chapel/

Description: History of the Gregg Chapel and a collection of photographs of the chapel held at the Brooklyn Collection.

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Subject:   Religion Photography

Title: Belcher Hyde 1929

URL: https://www.bklynlibrary.org/blog/2008/12/19/belcher-hyde-1929/

Description: The 1929 Belcher Hyde desk atlas at the Brooklyn Collection.

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Subject:   Maps

Title: The Brooklyn That Never Was Part 1

URL: https://www.bklynlibrary.org/blog/2008/12/23/brooklyn-never-was-part-1/

Description: An addition to the Union Temple on Eastern Parkway that was never built.

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Title: What's In A Name?

URL: https://www.bklynlibrary.org/blog/2008/12/30/whats-name

Description: Exploring Brooklyn city directories to find information about Brooklyn residents' occupations and races.

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Subject:   Directories Race

Title: A Little Analysis Practice

URL: https://www.bklynlibrary.org/blog/2009/01/02/little-analysis-practice/

Description: Analyzing prints with students.

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Subject:   Brooklyn Connections

Title: Minstrel History in Brooklyn

URL: https://www.bklynlibrary.org/blog/2009/01/09/minstrel-history-brooklyn/

Description: Minstrel performances in Brooklyn.

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Subject:   Race Brooklyn Eagle

Title: Brooklyn Theater Fire in Wikipedia

URL: https://www.bklynlibrary.org/blog/2009/01/13/brooklyn-theater-fire/

Description: Brooklyn Theater Fire

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Subject:   Prints Collection

Title: Two cemeteries

URL: https://www.bklynlibrary.org/blog/2009/01/13/two-cemeteries/

Description: Notes on Greenwood Cemetery and the Cemetery of the Evergreens.

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Subject:   Cemeteries

Title: The Visitor's Book

URL: https://www.bklynlibrary.org/blog/2009/01/16/visitors-book/

Description: The "Register" of Brooklyn's P.S. 1, Brooklyn's first Public Elementary School, which was founded in the 1830s.

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Subject:   School History

Title: CHANGE

URL: https://www.bklynlibrary.org/blog/2009/01/21/change/

Description: 1934 Brooklyn Daily Eagle article about segregation.

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Subject:   Race Brooklyn Eagle

Title: Jingle Bells

URL: https://www.bklynlibrary.org/blog/2009/01/27/jingle-bells/

Description: Personal advertisements in the Williamsburg Gazette and a wintry print from Harper's Weekly.

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Subject:   Prints Collection Historic Newspapers

Title: Walking on Water

URL: https://www.bklynlibrary.org/blog/2009/01/28/walking-water/

Description: Harper's Weekly print of the frozen East River in 1871.

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Subject:   Prints Collection

Title: Brooklyn Menus

URL: https://www.bklynlibrary.org/blog/2009/01/29/brooklyn-menus/

Description: Menus in the Brooklyn Collection's Ephemera Collection.

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Subject:   Ephemera Collection

Title: Axel Hedman Part II--I think

URL: https://www.bklynlibrary.org/blog/2009/01/30/axel-hedman-part-ii-i/

Description: Menu in the Ephemera Collection with a photograph of a bathhouse thought to have been designed by Axel Hedman.

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Subject:   Ephemera Collection Architecture

Title: Change--Follow Up

URL: https://www.bklynlibrary.org/blog/2009/02/02/change-follow/

Description: A follow up post about an article on segregation in the Brooklyn Eagle.

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Subject:   Race

Title: I now pronounce you...

URL: https://www.bklynlibrary.org/blog/2009/02/03/i-now-pronounce-you/

Description: Ths history of "Tom Thumb Weddings."

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Subject:   Brooklyn Eagle

Title: Give a Man a Job!

URL: https://www.bklynlibrary.org/blog/2009/02/12/give-man-job/

Description: The history of the NRA, or National Recovery Administration, a New Deal initiative.

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Subject:   Brooklyn Eagle

Title: On moving houses, and John Thatcher.

URL: https://www.bklynlibrary.org/blog/2009/02/19/moving-houses-and-john/

Description: Buildings that were moved in Brooklyn, in particular the Lefferts Homestead, moved by Thatcher & Sons and documented in the Brooklyn Collection's Thatcher Collection.

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Subject:   Architecture Prints Collection People

Title: Bath houses or Axel Hedman Part III

URL: https://www.bklynlibrary.org/blog/2009/02/24/bath-houses-or-axel/

Description: Historic bath houses in Brooklyn.

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Subject:   Architecture

Title: The Sheepshead Bay Race Track and the Birth of a Black Community. Illustrated talk, Wed Feb 25th, 20

URL: https://www.bklynlibrary.org/blog/2009/02/24/sheepshead-bay-race-track/

Description: Brooklyn Collection Librarian June Koffi and others will give an illustrated talk on the history of the race track, the founding of the First Baptist Church of Sheepshead Bay that welcomed many of its African American workers, and the community that grew around them.

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Subject:   Events

Title: It's Here: The Brooklyn Collection Teacher's Guide!

URL: https://www.bklynlibrary.org/blog/2009/02/26/its-here-brooklyn/

Description: An introduction to the teacher's guide produced by Brooklyn Connections.

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Subject:   Brooklyn Connections

Title: So this is Brooklyn! An illustrated talk by John Manbeck. Wed, March 11 2009, 7 p.m.

URL: https://www.bklynlibrary.org/blog/2009/03/03/so-brooklyn-illustrated/

Description: Brooklyn's former borough historian will give an illustrated talk on Brooklyn's history.

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Subject:   Events

Title: New Photo Exhibit at the Brooklyn Collection!

URL: https://www.bklynlibrary.org/blog/2009/03/04/new-photo-exhibit/

Description: Photographs of Coney Island's Steeplechase Park on view at the Brooklyn Collection.

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Subject:   Exhibits Photography Coney Island

Title: Pigtown

URL: https://www.bklynlibrary.org/blog/2009/03/05/pigtown/

Description: The history of the Pigtown area of Brooklyn with maps and photographs by E.E. Rutter.

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Subject:   Photography Maps E.E. Rutter

Title: John Manbeck Packs the House

URL: https://www.bklynlibrary.org/blog/2009/03/12/john-manbeck-packs-house/

Description: Former Borough Historian John Manbeck gave a lively illustrated talk at the Brooklyn Collection.

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Subject:   Events

Title: Church of the Atonement Ledger

URL: https://www.bklynlibrary.org/blog/2009/03/14/church-atonement-ledger/

Description: A recent arrival on our shelves is the Ledger of the Protestant Episcopal Church of the Atonement. The ledger documents meetings of the vestry from 1887 to 1907.

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Subject:   Churches Religion

Title: What's in a Name Part 2: Looking for a community

URL: https://www.bklynlibrary.org/blog/2009/03/18/whats-name-part-2-looking/

Description: Using historic directories to research Brooklyn's black community during the Civil War era.

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Subject:   Directories Race

Title: Forgotten Brooklyn, an Illustrated Talk and Book Signing by Kevin Walsh.

URL: https://www.bklynlibrary.org/blog/2009/03/19/forgotten-brooklyn/

Description: Kevin Walsh, author of Forgotten New York, discusses the book.

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Subject:   Events

Title: Wait, there's more?

URL: https://www.bklynlibrary.org/blog/2009/03/20/wait-theres-more/

Description: A guide to finding and searching our photography collections online.

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Subject:   Photography

Title: Baseball Fanatics Beware

URL: https://www.bklynlibrary.org/blog/2009/03/23/baseball-fanatics-beware/

Description: A look at a 1954 pamphlet, "A Health and Safety Manual for the 1954 Baseball Season."

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Subject:   Baseball Ephemera Collection

Title: Our bi-weekly quiz. Mystery picture.

URL: https://www.bklynlibrary.org/blog/2009/03/24/our-bi-weekly-quiz/

Description: Identify a picture from the collection to win a print of it.

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Subject:   Photography

Title: Important Things in Small Packages

URL: https://www.bklynlibrary.org/blog/2009/03/25/important-things-small/

Description: A WWII ration book found in the Brooklyn Collection.

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Title: Librarian Conditions Vastly Improved Since 1920s

URL: https://www.bklynlibrary.org/blog/2009/03/30/librarian-conditions/

Description: Notes from the 1921 annual report of Brooklyn Public Library.

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Subject:   Library history

Title: The Brooklyn That Never Was Part 2

URL: https://www.bklynlibrary.org/blog/2009/04/02/brooklyn-never-was-part-2/

Description: The original design for Brooklyn's Central Library.

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Subject:   Library history

Title: Waiting for Spring

URL: https://www.bklynlibrary.org/blog/2009/04/02/waiting-spring/

Description: Musings on springtime and the "Brooklynese" accent.

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Title: Our Bi-Weekly Mystery Picture

URL: https://www.bklynlibrary.org/blog/2009/04/07/our-bi-weekly-mystery/

Description: Identifying two pictures from the collection.

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Subject:   Photography

Title: Ancient Questions Posed

URL: https://www.bklynlibrary.org/blog/2009/04/08/ancient-questions-posed/

Description: Photographs of orphanages, especially the Pride of Judea Home, in the Brooklyn Eagle morgue.

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Subject:   Brooklyn Eagle Photography

Title: We don't serve bread with one fish ball

URL: https://www.bklynlibrary.org/blog/2009/04/09/we-dont-serve-bread-one/

Description: Brooklyn's restaurant scene in the 19th century and today.

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Subject:   Food

Title: America's Favorite Spokescow

URL: https://www.bklynlibrary.org/blog/2009/04/12/americas-favorite/

Description: Elsie the Cow, the world famous mascot for Borden Milk Products.

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Subject:   Food Animals

Title: Birds of Prospect Park

URL: https://www.bklynlibrary.org/blog/2009/04/15/birds-prospect-park/

Description: Birds of Prospect Park, published in 1951 by the Brooklyn Bird Club.

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Subject:   Animals Prospect Park

Title: Now the Drum of War. Robert Roper on Whitman and his Brothers in the Civil War

URL: https://www.bklynlibrary.org/blog/2009/04/16/now-drum-war-robert-roper/

Description: Robert Roper, author of an acclaimed book on the Whitman brothers in the Civil War, will give a talk sponsored by the Brooklyn Collection on Wednesday April 29th at 7 p.m.

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Subject:   Events Whitman, Walt

Title: The Drivotrainer

URL: https://www.bklynlibrary.org/blog/2009/04/21/drivotrainer/

Description: The drivotrainer device, which debuted at the Brooklyn High School for Automotive Trades in 1953.

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Subject:   School History

Title: A Small Accolade, and Some Brooklyn Moustaches

URL: https://www.bklynlibrary.org/blog/2009/04/24/small-accolade-and-some/

Description: Announcing Brooklyn Collection's honorable mention in the ArchivesNext Best Archives on the Web awards and sharing some Brooklyn mustaches of yore.

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Title: Types of Brooklyn Girls

URL: https://www.bklynlibrary.org/blog/2009/04/29/types-brooklyn-girls/

Description: A 1902 series in the Brooklyn Eagle on types of Brooklyn girls.

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Subject:   Brooklyn Eagle Women

Title: Mystery Market

URL: https://www.bklynlibrary.org/blog/2009/05/06/mystery-market/

Description: Another mystery photograph to be identified.

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Subject:   Photography

Title: Happy Mother's Day

URL: https://www.bklynlibrary.org/blog/2009/05/11/happy-mothers-day/

Description: Photographs of mothers by irving Herzberg.

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Subject:   Women Herzberg, Irving

Title: I Knight Thee, Sir Hot Dog

URL: https://www.bklynlibrary.org/blog/2009/05/13/i-knight-thee-sir-hot-dog/

Description: A 1939 visit from the King and Queen of England during which President Roosevelt served them hot dogs at a barbecue and the resulting hot dog tributes nationwide and in Coney Island.

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Subject:   Food Coney Island

Title: Miss Doggett's Masterpiece

URL: https://www.bklynlibrary.org/blog/2009/05/14/miss-doggetts-masterpiece/

Description: Marguerite V. Doggett's book "Long Island Printing 1791-1830" and early Brooklyn printing.

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Title: Revisiting a Lost World: The Past, Present and Future of Brooklyn's Dutch Farms.

URL: https://www.bklynlibrary.org/blog/2009/05/26/revisiting-lost-world/

Description: Dr. Sean Sawyer gives a talk about Brooklyn's Dutch farms.

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Subject:   Events

Title: The Brooklyn Daily Eagle and the Chicago World's Fair

URL: https://www.bklynlibrary.org/blog/2009/05/30/brooklyn-daily-eagle-and/

Description: The Brooklyn Daily Eagle's coverage of the 1893 World's Fair in Chicago.

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Subject:   Brooklyn Eagle

Title: Hard Times by guest blogger Richard Reyes-Gavilan, Chief of the Central Library

URL: https://www.bklynlibrary.org/blog/2009/06/01/hard-times-guest-blogger/

Description: The history of library budget cuts.

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Subject:   Library history

Title: Babes named (in) Brooklyn

URL: https://www.bklynlibrary.org/blog/2009/06/08/babes-named-brooklyn/

Description: Library resources for naming babies.

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Title: Herb and Dorothy, and Brooklyn Public Library

URL: https://www.bklynlibrary.org/blog/2009/06/08/herb-and-dorothy-and/

Description: The documentary Herb and Dorothy about the art collecting Vogels.

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Subject:   Art

Title: Brooklyn in Film: Gems from our 16mm Collection

URL: https://www.bklynlibrary.org/blog/2009/06/23/brooklyn-film-gems-our/

Description: Aziz Rahman, director of the Brooklyn Film & Arts Festival, will present highlights of our 16mm film collection.

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Subject:   Film Events

Title: New Exhibit: Students Reflect On a Year of Research

URL: https://www.bklynlibrary.org/blog/2009/06/24/new-exhibit-students/

Description: An exhibit of student work from the Brooklyn Connections program.

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Subject:   Exhibits Brooklyn Connections

Title: The Saw-Book Quarterly

URL: https://www.bklynlibrary.org/blog/2009/06/25/saw-book-quarterly/

Description: A 1903 trade catalogue titled "Saws--Their History, Manufacture and Use, Continued" from Brooklyn company Joshua Oldham and Sons.

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Subject:   Industry

Title: Sham Warfare in Prospect Park

URL: https://www.bklynlibrary.org/blog/2009/07/02/sham-warfare-prospect/

Description: 19th century "sham battles" in Prospect Park.

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Subject:   Prospect Park

Title: Some Brooklyn Hats

URL: https://www.bklynlibrary.org/blog/2009/07/07/some-brooklyn-hats/

Description: Historic photos of people in hats.

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Subject:   Clothing

Title: Photograph inventory July 13-24, 2009

URL: https://www.bklynlibrary.org/blog/2009/07/10/photograph-inventory-july/

Description: Advance notice of a photograph inventory that will impact research services.

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Subject:   Photography

Title: Beauty and the Beer

URL: https://www.bklynlibrary.org/blog/2009/07/16/beauty-and-beer/

Description: Beer advertisements from Brooklyn breweries and the Miss Rheingold competition.

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Subject:   Industry Food

Title: Teacups, Frog Hopper and Cyclone

URL: https://www.bklynlibrary.org/blog/2009/07/17/teacups-frog-hopper-and/

Description: A donated photograph of Coney Island by Ron Meisel.

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Subject:   Coney Island Photography

Title: The Eagle Excursion to the Columbian Exposition, Chicago 1893. Part II

URL: https://www.bklynlibrary.org/blog/2009/07/21/eagle-excursion-columbian/

Description: Brooklyn Eagle coverage of the 1893 World's Fair in Chicago.

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Subject:   Brooklyn Eagle

Title: A Home for "Ladies"

URL: https://www.bklynlibrary.org/blog/2009/07/22/home-ladies/

Description: The story of the Brooklyn Society for Relief of Respectable Aged and Indigent Females in Clinton Hill.

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Subject:   Women

Title: Storybooks and Captain Hook

URL: https://www.bklynlibrary.org/blog/2009/07/27/storybooks-and-captain/

Description: Pet shows at Central Library in the 1950s.

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Subject:   Library history Animals

Title: Serendipity in the Eagle Morgue

URL: https://www.bklynlibrary.org/blog/2009/07/28/serendipity-eagle-morgue/

Description: Discoveries in the Brooklyn Eagle photo morgue.

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Subject:   Brooklyn Eagle Photography

Title: Of Strawberries

URL: https://www.bklynlibrary.org/blog/2009/07/30/strawberries/

Description: Recreating a strawberry shortcake recipe from the Brooklyn Eagle.

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Subject:   Food

Title: Regina Pacis and the Case of the Missing Crowns

URL: https://www.bklynlibrary.org/blog/2009/08/05/regina-pacis-and-case/

Description: The building of Regina Pacis Votive Shrine in Borough Park and the theft and return of two crowns from its altar.

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Subject:   Churches

Title: Panamanian Festival

URL: https://www.bklynlibrary.org/blog/2009/08/08/panamanian-festival/

Description: A Panamanian festival in Mount Prospect Park.

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Title: Pioneering Children's Services

URL: https://www.bklynlibrary.org/blog/2009/08/13/pioneering-childrens/

Description: The history of pioneering children's librarianship at Brooklyn Public Library.

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Subject:   Library history

Title: Mystery Building by Raoul Froger Doudemont

URL: https://www.bklynlibrary.org/blog/2009/08/17/mystery-building-raoul/

Description: Identifying a photograph by Raoul Froger Doudemont.

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Subject:   Photography

Title: Brooklyn-Long Island Cat Club

URL: https://www.bklynlibrary.org/blog/2009/08/19/brooklyn-long-island-cat/

Description: Midcentury photographs from the Brooklyn-Long Island Cat Club's annnual show.

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Subject:   Animals

Title: Transcribing a Difficult Past

URL: https://www.bklynlibrary.org/blog/2009/08/20/transcribing-difficult/

Description: Transcribing three manuscript documents related to slavery in Brooklyn.

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Subject:   Race

Title: Geomapping on Flickr

URL: https://www.bklynlibrary.org/blog/2009/08/25/geomapping-flickr/

Description: Geomapping historic Brooklyn photographs on Flickr.

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Subject:   Maps Photography

Title: W.F. Mangels and his "Amusing" Career

URL: https://www.bklynlibrary.org/blog/2009/08/31/wf-mangels-and-his/

Description: The W.F. Mangels Company of Coney Island, an "amusement manufacturer."

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Subject:   Coney Island Industry

Title: Help Police!

URL: https://www.bklynlibrary.org/blog/2009/09/03/help-police/

Description: "Brooklyn's Guardians" by William E. S. Fales and the history of the Brooklyn police force.

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Title: Brooklyn (Non New York)

URL: https://www.bklynlibrary.org/blog/2009/09/11/brooklyn-non-new-york/

Description: Other places in the world that are named Brooklyn.

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Title: Wish You Were Here

URL: https://www.bklynlibrary.org/blog/2009/09/14/wish-you-were-here/

Description: Postcards in the Brooklyn Collection and the messages on them.

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Subject:   Postcards

Title: Back to School

URL: https://www.bklynlibrary.org/blog/2009/09/19/back-school/

Description: Contemporary and historic back-to-school fashions in Brooklyn.

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Subject:   Clothing

Title: On Bookplates

URL: https://www.bklynlibrary.org/blog/2009/09/24/bookplates/

Description: A history of some of the bookplates used at Brooklyn Public Library.

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Subject:   Library history

Title: Crown Heights in History--and an Important Announcement

URL: https://www.bklynlibrary.org/blog/2009/10/01/crown-heights-history-and/

Description: A talk by Wilhelmena Kelly on the history of Crown Heights and announcement of an upcoming genealogy event.

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Subject:   Events Neighborhood history Genealogy

Title: Open House New York Weekend and Brooklyn's Central Library

URL: https://www.bklynlibrary.org/blog/2009/10/06/open-house-new-york/

Description: Tours of Central Library during Open House New York weekend.

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Subject:   Events Library history

Title: Brooklyn and the Atomic Age

URL: https://www.bklynlibrary.org/blog/2009/10/14/brooklyn-and-atomic-age/

Description: Brooklyn life during the Cold War in the 1950s.

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Title: Cemetery of the Evergreens. A talk by John Rousmaniere

URL: https://www.bklynlibrary.org/blog/2009/10/14/cemetery-evergreens-talk/

Description: An author talk with John Rousmaniere.

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Subject:   Cemeteries Events

Title: Collier L. Duncan

URL: https://www.bklynlibrary.org/blog/2009/10/21/collier-l-duncan/

Description: A memorial post for the late Collier Duncan, research assistant at the Brooklyn Collection.

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Subject:   People

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