Guide to the Emmanuel House lantern slide collection V1981.284
128 Pierrepont Street
Brooklyn, NY, 11201
Brooklyn Historical Society
Collection processed by Weatherly Stephan
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|Title:||Emmanuel House lantern slide collection|
|Dates [inclusive]:||circa 1900 to 1914|
|Abstract:||The slides contain photographs of children at the Emmanuel House, their activities, interior and exterior shots of the building, as well as a small number of illustrations and reproduced sheet music.|
|Quantity:||0.5 linear feet in one lantern slide box.|
|Graphic materials [Box]:||V1981.284 Box 1 of 2|
|Graphic materials [Box]:||V1981.284 Box 2 of 2|
|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.|
Emmanuel House was located at 131 Steuben Street in the Clinton Hill neighborhood of Brooklyn. As a civic center and place of outreach run by the Young Men's League of the Emmanuel Baptist Church, the Emmanuel House offered Sunday school, Kindergarten and recreational classes to children of the church and neighborhood. Emmanuel House was demolished in the mid 20th century during an expansion of the neighboring Pratt Institute, at which time outreach and recreational activities were resumed at the Emmanuel Baptist Church.
- "Emmanuel House." In Brooklyn Daily Eagle Almanac, 327. Brooklyn Daily Eagle: Brooklyn, N.Y., 1904.
Scope and Contents note
The Emmanuel House lantern slide collection contains 87 slides dated circa 1900 to 1914. The slides contain photographs of children at the Emmanuel House, their activities, interior and exterior shots of the building, as well as a small number of illustrations and reproduced sheet music. The majority of the images in the collection are group portraits of clubs and classes at Emmanuel House, such as the Kindergarten, Sunday school, sewing school, scouts, and baseball team. In addition to group portraits, the collection includes informal photographs of the clubs' recreational activities, such as camping and swimming. Some slides originate from commercial slide studios, namely the Radio Mat Slide Company and Charles A. Beseler.
- Lantern slides
- Emmanuel Baptist Church (Brooklyn, New York, N.Y.).
- Emmanuel House (Brooklyn, New York, N.Y.).
- Children -- New York (State) -- Kings County
- Kindergarten -- New York (State) -- New York
- Outdoor recreation
- Sunday schools -- New York (State) -- Kings County
- Brooklyn (New York, N.Y.) |x Religious life and customs
- Clinton Hill (New York, N.Y.)
Conditions Governing Access note
Open to users without restriction.
Conditions Governing Use note
All commercially produced slides are in the public domain. Copyright for anonymously created items will remain in effect for 120 years following the date of creation. Based on the date range of this collection, all items will enter the public domain by 2034. For information on securing rights to publish or reproduce, please see the Brooklyn Historical Society Reproduction Rights Policy.
Identification of item, date (if known); Emmanuel House lantern slide collection, V1981.284, 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 this collection are unknown. The collection was accessioned in 1981.
Processing Information note
Fully processed to the item level.