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Guide to the Dutch in New York lantern slide collection V1974.025

128 Pierrepont Street
Brooklyn, NY, 11201

Brooklyn Historical Society

Collection processed by Weatherly Stephan

This finding aid was produced using the Archivists' Toolkit on November 28, 2011
English using Describing Archives: A Content Standard

Descriptive Summary

Title: Dutch in New York lantern slide collection
Dates [inclusive]: circa 1880 to 1890
Quantity: 0.5 Linear feet in one lantern slide box.
Graphic materials [Box]: 1974.018 2 of 2; 1974.025 1 of 1; 1974.026 1 of 2
Call Phrase: V1974.025
Sponsor: This collection was processed and described as part of the project, "Uncovering the Secrets of Brooklyn's 19th Century Past: Creation to Consolidation," funded by the Council on Library and Information Resources, with additional support from The Gladys Krieble Delmas Foundation.

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Scope and Contents

The Dutch in New York lantern slide collection contains 24 lantern slides measuring 0.5 linear feet. Images in the collection depict homes, churches, and artifacts relevant to Dutch settlement in Brooklyn and New York City during the 17th and 18th centuries. The collection contains images of Dutch furniture, interiors, clothing, and cooking utensils. Significant sites in the collection include early Dutch churches, namely the Dutch Reformed Churches in the Flatbush and Flatlands neighborhoods of Brooklyn, Gerritsen's Tide Mill in Flatlands, and the Breukelen Ferry house at the East River. Brooklyn Dutch homes of note include the Boerum Mansion in Bushwick, the Jacobus Lefferts House in Flatbush, the Nacasius De Sille House in New Utrecht, the Stoothoff House in Flatlands, and the Pieter Claesen Wyckoff House in Flatbush. One slide shows a circa 17th century Dutch map of the region surrounding the Noort Riuier, known today as the Hudson River. Many slides in the collection are photographs of illustrations.

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Access Points

Document Type

  • Lantern slides

Subject Organizations

  • Flatbush Dutch Reformed Church (Flatbush, New York, N.Y.).
  • Protestant Dutch Reformed Church of Flatlands (New York, N.Y.)

Subject Topics

  • Architecture, Dutch -- New York (State) -- Kings County
  • Dutch Americans -- New York (State) -- New York
  • Dwellings -- New York (State) -- Kings County

Subject Places

  • Brooklyn (New York, N.Y.)
  • Brooklyn (New York, N.Y.) |x History |y Colonial period, ca. 1600-1775
  • Flatbush (New York, N.Y.)
  • Flatlands (New York, N.Y.)
  • New Utrecht (New York, N.Y.)
  • New York (N.Y.)

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Administrative Information

Conditions Governing Access

Open to researchers without restriction.

Conditions Governing Use note

Items in this collection entered the public domain in 2010. For information on securing rights to publish or reproduce, please see the Brooklyn Historical Society Reproduction Rights Policy.

Preferred Citation

Identification of item, date (if known); Dutch in New York lantern slide collection, V1974.025, Box number, Object ID 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 image database in the library.

Immediate Source of Acquisition note

Source and date of acquisition for the collection are unknown. This collection was accessioned in 1974.

Processing Information note

Fully processed to the item level.

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