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Guide to the Michael Claro Hurricane Sandy photographs 2014.010

128 Pierrepont Street
Brooklyn, NY, 11201

Brooklyn Historical Society

Collection processed by Deborah Marks

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Descriptive Summary

Creator - Photographer: Claro, Michael
Title: Michael Claro Hurricane Sandy photographs
Dates: 2012
Abstract: The collection comprises 8 digital photographic images taken by Michael Claro documenting the after effects of Hurricane Sandy in October 2012 in and around Coney Island: rough surf, damaged buildings and roadways, and seawall destruction.
Quantity: 0.013 gigabytes in 8 born-digital color photographic images in jpeg format
Call Phrase: 2014.010

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Scope and Contents

The collection comprises 8 born-digital photographic images taken by Michael Claro, a Brooklyn resident and photographer, documenting the after effects of Hurricane Sandy in October 2012. The photographs were taken the day after the storm as he traveled along the Belt Parkway to Coney Island in Brooklyn, New York. The extensive damage caused by the wind and water are captured in images of debris-strewn roadways, shattered seawalls, displaced automobiles, destroyed business signs, and collapsed homes.

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Access Points

Subject Names

  • Claro, Michael

Document Type

  • Digital Photographs
  • Photographs

Subject Topics

  • Hurricane damage -- New York (State) -- Kings County
  • Hurricane Sandy, 2012

Subject Places

  • Belt Parkway (New York, N.Y.)
  • Brooklyn (New York, N.Y.)
  • Coney Island (New York, N.Y.)

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Administrative Information

Conditions Governing Access

Open to researchers without restriction.

Conditions Governing Use note

Permission to publish or reproduce must be secured from Brooklyn Historical Society.

Preferred Citation

Identification of item, date (if known); Michael Claro Hurricane Sandy photographs, 2014.010, Box and Folder number; Brooklyn Historical Society.

Other Finding Aids note

Item-level description and digital versions of images from the collection are available for searching via the online image database.

Physical Description

Digital images are in jpeg format.

Immediate Source of Acquisition note

Gift of Michael Claro, 2014.

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