Wednesday, December 22, 2010

Tuesday, December 7, 2010

Brooklyn Museum Research Collection

The Brooklyn Museum Research Collection has an excellent selection of photographic and engraved images in their archives. The Brooklyn Museum Harper's Weekly Brooklyn Bridge material contains some remarkable engraved prints.

Cover From Harper's Weekly, October 26, 1912 by Gerrit A. Beneker

The New York Terminal of the Brooklyn Bridge, Now Under Construction. From Harper's Weekly, October 12, 1895 by William Louis Sonntag, Jr.

Under the Towers. From Harper's Weekly, February 2, 1882, by H. Baker, Jr.

Mayor Gaynor Walking across Brooklyn Bridge to his Office. From Harper's Weekly, February 25, 1911 by Unknown artist.

The Brooklyn Museum Research Collection photographs webpage link is here.

Brooklyn Bridge, 1946 by Arthur Leipzig. Gelatin silver print. Brooklyn Museum, Gift of the artist, 86.152.17. © Arthur Leipzig 1946

Monday, December 6, 2010

Brooklyn period photos in Library of Congress collection

The Library of Congress Photo Archives have a good selection of Brooklyn period photographs. You can views some of them here:

Brooklyn Post Office and Eagle Warehouse, 1906.

Polo Grounds, New York City, during World Series Game. Photograph by Bain News Service, 1913.

Sunday, December 5, 2010

Brooklyn Period Photos by George Bradford Brainerd

Innovative Brooklyn photographer George Bradford Brainerd produced some of best candid photographs of Brooklynites in public places ever recorded in mid-1800's. Many of his remarkable Brooklyn photographs can be found in the Brooklyn Public Library's Brooklyn Collection on their Flicker site here:

Brooklyn Man Carrying Soap c. 1850's by George Bradford Brainerd

Owls Head Bay, Bay Ridge c. 1850's by George Bradford Brainerd

Coney Island, Young Boy with Dog, c. 1850's by George Bradford Brainerd

Coney Island Bathers, c. 1850's by George Bradford Brainerd

Brooklyn Historical Photos from

Selection of Brooklyn historical photos from

"The Junction" Flatbush Avenue & Nostrand Avenue, 1945 -

Sheepshead Bay with Ocean Avenue Brige, 1938 -

Bedford-Stuyvesant looking towards Bedford Avenue, 1897 -

Kings Highway, 1929 -