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Guide to the Allen J. Kone collection of Brooklyn postcards 2016.014

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Descriptive Summary

 
Title: Allen J. Kone collection of Brooklyn postcards
Dates [inclusive]: 1899-1952
Dates [bulk]: Bulk, 1904-1935
Abstract: The collection comprises approximately 840 photographic and picture postcards collected by Allen J. Kone that relate to Brooklyn, chiefly documenting the Brooklyn Bridge and the Downtown Brooklyn, Brooklyn Heights, Cobble Hill, and Fort Greene neighborhoods of Brooklyn. Within these neighborhoods institutions such as charities, schools, civic buildings, and churches are represented, as well as businesses and leisure locations such as clubs, restaurants, and theaters. The bulk of the collection dates from the early twentieth century. Some cards are postmarked and/or stamped and have handwritten messages.
Quantity: 0.52 linear feet in one box
Graphic materials [Box]: 1 of 1
Call Phrase: 2016.014

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Biographical/Historical note

Allen J. Kone is a retired attorney and longtime resident of Brooklyn, New York who collected Brooklyn view cards and post cards for over 30 years. His chief collecting interests were in the Brooklyn Bridge and Downtown Brooklyn, including the surrounding "brownstone neighborhoods" such as the Brooklyn Heights, Cobble Hill, and Fort Greene neighborhoods of Brooklyn.

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Scope and Contents note

The collection comprises approximately 840 photographic and picture postcards collected by Allen J. Kone that relate to Brooklyn, chiefly documenting the Downtown Brooklyn, Brooklyn Heights, Cobble Hill, and Fort Greene neighborhoods of Brooklyn. Within these neighborhoods institutions such as charities, schools, civic buildings, and churches are represented, as well as businesses and leisure locations such as clubs, restaurants, and theaters. Approximately one fifth of the collection consists of postcards relating to the Brooklyn Bridge. The collection also contains many postcards of various buildings in the Borough Hall area. Other highlights of the collection include many postcards of the Hotel St. George, the Hotel Bossert, and postcards of the Young Men's Christian Association and Young Women's Christian Association. The bulk of the collection dates from the early twentieth century. Some cards are postmarked and/or stamped and have handwritten messages.

Arrangement note

The collection's organization reflects Kone's system of arrangement. One section is dedicated to postcards relating to the Brooklyn Bridge and the rest of the collection is loosely arranged by geographical location.

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Access Points

Subject Names

  • Kone, Allen J.

Document Type

  • Correspondence
  • Photographic postcards
  • Picture postcards
  • Postage stamps
  • Postcards

Subject Organizations

  • Abraham & Straus.
  • Brooklyn Borough Hall (New York, N.Y.).
  • Brooklyn Engineers' Club.
  • Brooklyn Savings Bank.
  • Brooklyn Young Men's Christian Association. Central Branch.
  • Christ Church (Brooklyn, New York, N.Y.).
  • Congregation Baith Israel Anshei Emes (Brooklyn, New York, N.Y.).
  • Crescent Athletic Club (Brooklyn, New York, N.Y.).
  • Evangelical Lutheran Church (Brooklyn, New York, N.Y.).
  • First Presbyterian Church (Brooklyn, New York, N.Y.).
  • Franklin Trust Company (Brooklyn, New York, N.Y.).
  • Hamilton Club (Brooklyn, New York, N.Y.).
  • Hotel Bossert (Brooklyn, New York, N.Y.).
  • Hotel Margaret (Brooklyn, New York, N.Y.).
  • Hotel Palm (Brooklyn, New York, N.Y.).
  • Hotel Pierrepont (Brooklyn, New York, N.Y.).
  • Hotel St. George (Brooklyn, New York, N.Y.).
  • Long Island College Hospital.
  • Mansion House (Brooklyn, New York, N.Y.).
  • Montauk Theatre (Organization : Brooklyn (New York, N.Y.)).
  • P.S. 13 (Brooklyn, New York, N.Y.).
  • P.S. 142 (Brooklyn, New York, N.Y.).
  • P.S. 32 (Brooklyn, New York, N.Y.).
  • P.S. 46 (Brooklyn, New York, N.Y.).
  • P.S. 78 (Brooklyn, New York, N.Y.).
  • Pacific Baths (Brooklyn, New York, N.Y.).
  • Packer Collegiate Institute.
  • Plymouth Church (Brooklyn, New York, N.Y.).
  • Plymouth Church of the Pilgrims (Brooklyn, New York, N.Y.).
  • South Brooklyn Savings Bank.
  • St. Agnes Church (Brooklyn, New York, N.Y.).
  • St. Ann's Church (Brooklyn, New York, N.Y.).
  • St. Charles Borromeo Church (Brooklyn, New York, N.Y.).
  • St. Francis College (Brooklyn, New York, N.Y.).
  • St. Paul's Episcopal Church (Brooklyn, New York, N.Y.).
  • St. Peter's Church (Brooklyn, New York, N.Y.).
  • Tabernacle Baptist Church (Brooklyn, New York, N.Y.).
  • Towers Hotel (Brooklyn, New York, N.Y.).
  • Trinity Baptist Church (Brooklyn, New York, N.Y.).
  • Westminster-Bethany United Presbyterian Church (Brooklyn, New York, N.Y.).
  • Young Women's Christian Association (Brooklyn, New York, N.Y.).

Subject Topics

  • Business enterprises -- New York (State) -- Kings County
  • City churches |z New York (State) |z Kings County
  • Clubs -- New York (State) -- Kings County
  • Courthouses -- New York (State) -- Kings County
  • Hotels -- New York (State) -- Kings County
  • Post office buildings -- New York (State) -- Kings County
  • Restaurants -- New York (State) -- Kings County
  • Schools -- New York (State) -- Kings County
  • Young Men's Christian associations -- New York (State) -- Kings County

Subject Places

  • Brooklyn Bridge (New York, N.Y.)
  • Brooklyn Heights (New York, N.Y.)
  • Cobble Hill (New York, N.Y.)
  • Downtown Brooklyn (New York, N.Y.)
  • Fort Greene (New York, N.Y.)
  • Gowanus Canal (New York, N.Y.)

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Administrative Information

Conditions Governing Access note

Open to users without restriction.

Conditions Governing Use note

The copyright status of this collection has not been evaluated. Please consult library staff for more information.

Preferred Citation

Identification of item, date (if known); Allen J. Kone collection of Brooklyn postcards, 2016.014, Box and Folder number; Brooklyn Historical Society.

Immediate Source of Acquisition note

Gift of Allen J. Kone, 2016.

Processing Information note

The postcards were removed from two binders that originally housed the collection and placed in an archival box.

Processing Information note

Minimally processed to the collection level.

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