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Guide to the New-York Historical Society Collection of Geographic Images
circa 1600-2006
 PR 20

New-York Historical Society
170 Central Park West
New York, NY 10024
(212) 873-3400

New-York Historical Society

Collection processed by Marybeth Kavanagh

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Series III: New York City Views - Brooklyn

Scope and Contents

Series III New York City Views - Brooklyn is arranged in an organizational structure by topic of the view. GENERAL views include aerial views (those taken from airplanes or from the top of a tall building) and birds-eye views (generally 19th-century prints).

Harbor views are those which show the shore and skyline from the water, or from across some body of water. Some river and harbor views that show more than one borough are filed here. If the view is mainly of another borough, it will be filed therein.

RIVERS, ISLANDS, and BRIDGES are arranged alphabetically. Most buildings on islands (for example, asylums on Roosevelt Island) are filed under general Buildings headings. It behooves researchers to look under both headings to be sure of complete coverage.

STREET SCENES are views along streets and avenues. Some show a small portion of one block, some show several blocks. For views that specifically spotlight one building, search under BUILDINGS. However, researchers should also search the street scenes for other images of a specific building, especially those which may also show surrounding buildings and street and sidewalk traffic. Street scenes are arranged alphabetically or numerically. Researchers interested in specific areas should also consult surrounding streets, such as the avenues and appropriate cross streets.

PARKS and GARDENS include images of parks and gardens, some now defunct.

BUILDINGS are prints or photographs that spotlight a specific building. Churches and houses of worship are filed alphabetically by name

NOTE: Churches and Synagogues may also include temples, other houses of worship, convents, retreat houses, and cemeteries.  Government buildings include police and fire stations.  Residences are filed alphabetically by the last name of the owner, or by their own name, if applicable. Cross-references have been provided in those cases. Named apartment complexes are filed in alphabetically with residences, and unnamed apartment buildings can be found at the end of the run.

TRANSPORTATION includes images of all sorts of transportation found within the boundaries of New York City. For more general transportation (i.e. generic railroad images), look in the Subject File (PR 068). This category mainly includes images of buses, carriages, elevated railroads and subway images. Images of shipping boats can sometimes be found in Harbor Views, and also in the Maritime History File (PR 100).

EVENTS include views of special events, such as parades, funeral processions, celebrations, and fairs. Material housed flat has been separated into two categories based on format: Prints and Photographs. Within each format, material has been arranged into the above categories. Each image filed under the Buildings categories is separately listed in the finding aid below. In other categories, attempts have been made to provide more specific information about images in each folder, to reduce browsing and encourage more specific use.


Brooklyn - Boxed Material - Aerial Views

Container 1 Container 2   Title Date
Box: 1 Folder : 1 Aerial & Bird's Eye Views

Brooklyn - Boxed Material - General Views

Container 1 Container 2   Title Date
Box: 1 Folder : 2 General views
Box: 1 Folder : 3 Waterfront views (piers)
Box: 1 Folder : 4 Navy Yard
Box: 1 Folder : 5 Fort Hamilton
Box: 1 Folder : 6 Fort Lafayette

Brooklyn - Boxed Material - Street Views

Container 1 Container 2   Title Date
Box: 1 Folder : 7 Streets-A
Box: 1 Folder : 8 Atlantic Avenue
Box: 1 Folder : 9 Streets-B
Box: 1 Folder : 10 Bedford Avenue
Box: 1 Folder : 11 Blake Avenue
Box: 1 Folder : 12 Streets-C
Box: 1 Folder : 13 Clarkson Avenue
Box: 1 Folder : 14 Clinton Street
Box: 2 Folder : 1 Coney Island Avenue
Box: 2 Folder : 2 Court Street
Box: 2 Folder : 3 Streets-D
Box: 2 Folder : 4 Driggs Avenue
Box: 2 Folder : 5 Dumont Avenue
Box: 2 Folder : 6 Streets-E
Box: 2 Folder : 7 East New York Avenue
Box: 2 Folder : 8 Streets-F
Box: 2 Folder : 9 Flatbush Avenue
Box: 2 Folder : 10 Fulton Street
Box: 2 Folder : 11 Streets-G
Box: 2 Folder : 12 Streets-H
Box: 2 Folder : 13 Humboldt Street
Box: 2 Folder : 14 Streets-I
Box: 2 Folder : 15 Streets-J
Box: 3 Folder : 1 Streets-K
Box: 3 Folder : 2 Kings Highway
Box: 3 Folder : 3 Kent Avenue
Box: 3 Folder : 4 Streets-L
Box: 3 Folder : 5 Streets-M
Box: 3 Folder : 6 Manhattan Avenue
Box: 3 Folder : 7 Metropolitan Avenue
Box: 3 Folder : 8 Montague Street
Box: 3 Folder : 9 Streets-N
Box: 3 Folder : 10 Neck Road (Gravesend Neck Road)
Box: 3 Folder : 11 New Lots Road
Box: 3 Folder : 12 Nostrand Avenue
Box: 3 Folder : 13 Streets-O
Box: 3 Folder : 14 Ocean Avenue
Box: 3 Folder : 15 Streets- P-Q
Box: 3 Folder : 16 Paerdegat Street
Box: 3 Folder : 17 Pierrepont Street
Box: 3 Folder : 18 Pitkin Avenue
Box: 4 Folder : 1 Streets-R
Box: 4 Folder : 2 Ralph Avenue
Box: 4 Folder : 3 Rockaway Avenue
Box: 4 Folder : 4 Rogers Avenue
Box: 4 Folder : 5 Streets-S
Box: 4 Folder : 6 Snyder Avenue
Box: 4 Folder : 7 Sutter Avenue
Box: 4 Folder : 8 Streets-T
Box: 4 Folder : 9 Streets-U
Box: 4 Folder : 10 Streets-V
Box: 4 Folder : 11 Streets-W
Box: 4 Folder : 12 Wilson Avenue
Box: 4 Folder : 13 Wyckoff Street
Box: 4 Folder : 14 Second Avenue
Box: 4 Folder : 15 Third Avenue
Box: 4 Folder : 16 Fifth Avenue
Box: 4 Folder : 17 Sixth Avenue to Twenty-third Avenue
Box: 4 Folder : 18 Numbered Streets- 1st to 99th Streets
Box: 4 Folder : 19 Bay numbered Streets
Box: 4 Folder : 20 East Numbered Streets
Box: 4 Folder : 21 North Numbered Streets
Box: 4 Folder : 22 West Numbered Streets

Brooklyn - Boxed Material - Neighborhoods

Container 1 Container 2   Title Date
Box: 4 Folder : 23 Coney Island-Amusement parks
Box: 4 Folder : 24-25 Coney Island-Beach and bathers
Box: 5 Folder : 1-4 Coney Island-Beach and bathers (5 folders )
Box: 5 Folder : 5 Coney Island-Mermaid parade
Box: 6 Folder : 1 Cypress Hill
Box: 6 Folder : 2 East New York
Box: 6 Folder : 3 Flatbush
Box: 6 Folder : 4 Flatlands
Box: 6 Folder : 5 Greenpoint
Box: 6 Folder : 6 Williamsburg
Box: 6 Folder : 7 Other Neighborhoods

Brooklyn - Boxed Material - Parks/Gardens/Cemeteries

Container 1 Container 2   Title Date
Box: 6 Folder : 8 Cemeteries
Box: 6 Folder : 9 Cemeteries-Greenwood Cemetery
Box: 6 Folder : 10 Brooklyn Botanic Gardens
Box: 6 Folder : 11 Fort Greene Park
Box: 6 Folder : 12-13 Prospect Park
Box: 6 Folder : 14 Parks and Playgrounds-misc

Brooklyn - Boxed Material - Buildings

Container 1 Container 2   Title Date
Box: 7 Folder : 1 Buildings-Armories
Box: 7 Folder : 2 Buildings-Churches & Synagogues-"Houses of Worship," photographs by George Stacy
Box: 7 Folder : 3 Buildings-Churches & Synagogues- A-L
Box: 7 Folder : 4 Buildings-Churches & Synagogues-Flatbush Dutch Reformed Church
Box: 7 Folder : 5 Buildings-Churches & Synagogues-M - Z
Box: 7 Folder : 6 Buildings-Churches & Synagogues-Unidentified
Box: 7 Folder : 7 Buildings-Clubs and Organizations
Box: 7 Folder : 9 Buildings-Commercial buildings
Box: 7 Folder : 8 Buildings-Financial institutions
Box: 7 Folder : 10 Buildings-Government-General
Box: 7 Folder : 11 Buildings-Government-Borough/City Hall
Box: 7 Folder : 12 Buildings-Hotels-General
Box: 7 Folder : 13 Buildings-Hotels-Manhattan Beach Hotel
Box: 8 Folder : 1 Buildings-Housing Developments
Box: 8 Folder : 2 Buildings-Institutions-General
Box: 8 Folder : 3 Buildings-Institutions-Hospitals-General
Box: 8 Folder : 4 Buildings-Institutions-Hospitals-Wyckoff Memorial Hospital
Box: 8 Folder : 5 Buildings-Libraries and Museums
Box: 8 Folder : 6 Buildings-Manufacturing and Warehouses
Box: 8 Folder : 7 Buildings-Residences-A
Box: 8 Folder : 8 Buildings-Residences-B
Box: 8 Folder : 9 Buildings-Residences-Bartlett, H.M., M.D., House, Flatbush Ave. and Fenimore St.
Box: 8 Folder : 10 Buildings-Residences-Bergen Homestead, East 72nd St.
Box: 8 Folder : 11 Buildings-Residences-C
Box: 8 Folder : 12 Buildings-Residences-Crooke-Schenck House, Crookes Rd.
Box: 8 Folder : 13 Buildings-Residences-D-E
Box: 8 Folder : 14 Buildings-Residences-F-G
Box: 8 Folder : 15 Buildings-Residences-H-K
Box: 9 Folder : 1 Buildings-Residences-L
Box: 9 Folder : 2 Buildings-Residences-Lefferts Homestead, Flatbush Ave. (now in Prospect Park)
Box: 9 Folder : 3 Buildings-Residences-Lott House, East 36th Street
Box: 9 Folder : 4 Buildings-Residences-M - N
Box: 9 Folder : 5 Buildings-Residences-Martense, Judge, House, 676 Flatbush Ave.
Box: 9 Folder : 6 Buildings-Residences-O - Q
Box: 9 Folder : 7 Buildings-Residences-R
Box: 9 Folder : 8 Buildings-Residences-Rapalje House, 349 New Lots Road
Box: 9 Folder : 9 Buildings-Residences-Remsen Farmhouse, New Lots Rd. and Church Ave.
Box: 9 Folder : 10 Buildings-Residences-S
Box: 9 Folder : 11 Buildings-Residences-Schenck House, Rockaway Ave.
Box: 9 Folder : 12 Buildings-Residences-Snedeker House
Box: 9 Folder : 13 Buildings-Residences-T - V
Box: 9 Folder : 14 Buildings-Residences-Van Brunt House, 84th St.
Box: 10 Folder : 1 Buildings-Residences-Van Buren Homestead, Flatbush Ave
Box: 10 Folder : 2 Buildings-Residences-Vanderveer House, Flatbush Ave, and mill
Box: 10 Folder : 3 Buildings-Residences-Van Pelt Manor House, Eighteenth Ave.
Box: 10 Folder : 4 Buildings-Residences-Voorhees House, Neck Rd.
Box: 10 Folder : 5 Buildings-Residences-W - Z
Box: 10 Folder : 6 Buildings-Residences-Wyckoff House, Canarsie Ln.
Box: 10 Folder : 7 Buildings-Residences-Unidentified Residences
Box: 10 Folder : 8 Buildings-Schools and Colleges-General
Box: 10 Folder : 9 Buildings-Schools and Colleges-Erasmus Hall Academy
Box: 10 Folder : 10 Buildings-Schools and Colleges-Midwood High School
Box: 10 Folder : 11 Buildings-Schools and Colleges-Packer Collegiate Institute
Box: 10 Folder : 12 Buildings-Schools and Colleges-Public School #3, Bedford Ave.
Box: 10 Folder : 13 Buildings-Sports Stadia-Ebbets Field
Box: 10 Folder : 14 Buildings-Theatres
Box: 10 Folder : 15 Buildings-Miscellaneous

Brooklyn - Boxed Material - Industry and Utilities

Container 1 Container 2   Title Date
Box: 10 Folder : 16 Industry

Brooklyn - Boxed Material - Transportation

Container 1 Container 2   Title Date
Box: 10 Folder : 17 Transportation-General
Box: 10 Folder : 18 Transportation-Fulton Ferry and Ferry House
Box: 11 Folder : 1 Transportation-Railroads-Elevated
Box: 11 Folder : 2 Transportations-Railroads-Street

Brooklyn - Boxed Material - Events

Container 1 Container 2   Title Date
Box: 11 Folder : 3 Events-Blizzard of 1888
Box: 11 Folder : 4 Events-Blizzard of 1947
Box: 11 Folder : 5 Events-Miscellaneous


Brooklyn - Flat Material -Views

Container 1     Title Date
Folder: FF469 General Views - Prints

Scope and Contents

"Sketch of Labon's Inn, Flatbush Avenue, Brooklyn, 1853 taken by A.L. Vanderbilt, city surveyor." Lithograph by G. Hayward;

"Turn Halle in Williamsburgh L.I." printed by F. Wogram, published by F. Schmidt;

"View of Front St. Brooklyn, L.I. 1820," from a painting by Francis Guy. Lithograph by G. Hayward;

"Brooklyn in 1816" from the original painting by F. Guy. Published by E. M. Smith;

"View of Brooklyn, 1840." Lithograph by G. Hayward;

"View from Gowanus Heights (Brooklyn)," published for Herrmann J. Meyer;

"Manhattan Beach," drawn and executed by Galt and Hoy;

"Atlantic Avenue, as proposed to be widened and improved, showing the Drive and Promenade," lithograph of Robertson, Seibert, and Shearman. [2 copies];

"The Academy of Music, Montague Street, Brooklyn," lithograph of A. Brown and Co.;

"Old Saw-Mill, L.I.," lithographed and published by N. Currier;

Folder: FF470 General Views - Prints

Scope and Contents

"Carnival of the Washington Skating Club, Brooklyn, February 10, 1862," on stone and published by G. E. Jones;

"East New York, N.Y." [two views on one sheet], Chas. Hart, lithographer, published by W. Shapter, 1873;

"North View of the Centre of the Manufacturing District of East New York taken from Pennsylvania Avenue South of the Railroad.";

"East New York, 1867," published by G. Kraetzer;

"View of Brooklyn City Water Works and Cypress Hills from Ridgewood Reservoir," F. Blumner, lithographer, published by G. Kraetzer, 1859;

"City of Brooklyn, L.I. taken from Rush Street," drawn by John Bornet, printed by A. Weingartner, 1855;

"View of Brooklyn, L.I. from U.S. Hotel, New York," drawn by E. Whitefield, printed by F. Michelin, 1846;

"View of Williamsburgh, L.I. from Grand St. N.Y.," drawn by E. Whitefield, lithograph of Endicott and Co., 1852;

"Manhattan Beach," Sackett and Wilhelms Litho. Co.;

"Equestrian Institute, No. 61 South Fourth Street, East Brooklyn. Geo. W. Walker and Co., proprietors," lithograph of T. Bonar [interior view, men and women on horseback].

"Union Pond, Williamsburgh, L.I.," lithograph by Thomas and Eno. {men and women ice skating].

Folder: FF471 Aerial Views - Photos

Scope and Contents

Fulton Street and Borough Hall;

Fulton Street circa 1908;

Fulton Street from Temple Bar;

Fulton Street from Chapman's Dry Goods Store;

Atlantic and Flatbush Aves., 1903;

Aerial View of Red Hook, by Fairchild Aerial Surveys;

Rooftop view, looking north east to Brooklyn Bridge

Looking west from tower of the Troop C Armory [Brooklyn Museum visible], circa 1900;

Atlantic Avenue from Nostrand Avenue [train tracks and 23rd Regiment Armory visible]

Folder: FF472 Street Views - Photos

Scope and Contents

Fort Hamilton and surrounding shoreline [4 images];

Grand View Hotel in Fort Hamilton, 1888;

Brooklyn Mercantile Library, Montague Street;

Remsen Street, west from Court Street;

Washington Avenue, 1914, photo by Roege;

Fulton Street, corner of Flatbush Avenue, 1917;

Nevins Street between Flatbush Avenue and Livingston Street, 1917, photo by Roege;

Nostrand Avenue at Gates Avenue, 1917, photo by Roege;

Brooklyn Navy Yard with piles of ammunition, Brooklyn Bridge under construction in background;

Highland Boulevard [house on a plateau];

Flatbush Avenue and Grand Army Plaza (2 views);

State Street, photo by George Hall;

503 Fulton Street;

Greenpoint (2 images);

Bensonhurst shoreline, with boats;

Clinton Avenue;

1 Jamaica Avenue, Railroad Men's Building, showing Brooklyn-Manhattan Transit War Memorial, 1923;

Broadway and Second Street, Williamsburgh, featuring Dime Savings Bank building;

24 Myrtle Ave, in front of E. R. Gillespie's Book Store [3 copies], handwritten note on back says the figure in front of bookstore is Wilberforce Eames;

Williamsburgh (6 views);

Unidentified (2 views);

Folder: FF473 Views - Cemeteries

Scope and Contents

Greenwood Cemetery - "Monument of the New York City Fire Department," drawn by R. Trembly, printed by Nagel and Weingartener, 1849. [3 versions of the same print]

Folder: FF474 Views - Coney Island

Scope and Contents

Coney Island shoreline (3 photos);

Hotel Shelburne, 1921, photo by Roege;

Manhattan Beach Hotel;

Brighton Beach Hotel, atop 120 railcars so it could be moved inland, 1888;

Aerial view of Coney Island, circa 1892 [Elephantine Colossus a.k.a. the Elephant Hotel];

Bathers by the Iron Pier, circa 1890s;

Aerial View of Sea Beach Palace;

"On the Beach at Coney Island on a Hot Day in August," photo by Pictorial News Co.

"Summer Scenes at Coney Island," tearsheet from the Daily Graphic, July 3, 1877. [collage of images of Coney Island hotels, with an inset map of the New York and Manhattan Beach Railroad lines]

Folder: FF475 Views - Parks

Scope and Contents

Fort Greene Park, The Prison Ship Martyrs' Monument;

Prospect Park, James S.T. Stranahan monument;

Prospect Park, Nethermead Arches;

Prospect Park, Endale Arch;

Prospect Park, photo by TE Davis, circa 1950.

Brooklyn - Flat Material - Buildings

Container 1     Title Date
Folder: FF476 Churches

Scope and Contents

Holy Cross Church (Father Wood's Church), Church Avenue;

Holy Trinity Church, Brooklyn Heights (interior);

Flatbush Dutch Reformed Church, corner of Flatbush and Church Avenues, 1903;

Church of the Messiah and Incarnation, 80 Greene Avenue;

Simpson Methodist Episcopal Church, Clermont Avenue and Willoughby Street, photo by George P. Hall and Son, 1895;

Simpson Methodist Episcopal Church, Clermont Avenue and Willoughby Street, Hayward and Lepine, lithographers, 1867;

Church of the Holy Trinity, Brooklyn Heights, F. and S. Palmer, lithographers, 1845 (2 copies);

Washington Avenue Baptist Church, Sarony, Knapp and Major, lithographers;

St. John's Church, Bedford Avenue, Major and Knapp, lithographers;

Designs for the New Plymouth Church (Rev. H. W. Beecher's), Brooklyn;

2 photos of unidentified churches.

Folder: FF477 Clubs and Organizations

Scope and Contents

Naval Branch YMCA, Sands Street, photo by Goodell;

Midwood Club, East 21st Street

Elks Lodge, 110 Livingston Street (later Board of Education headquarters);

Montauk Club, 25 Eighth Avenue, photo by F.E. Parshley.

Folder: FF478 Government

Scope and Contents

City Hall, Brooklyn [print] (now Borough Hall);

City Hall Brooklyn draped in mourning for the death of President Lincoln [photo] (now Borough Hall);

County Court House, "Waiting for the Verdict,- Theodore Tilton vs. Rev. Henry Ward Beecher," photo by Salomo and Co., 1875;

Folder: FF479 Institutions

Scope and Contents

Brooklyn Orphan Asylum Society, Atlantic Avenue, Bedford-Stuyvesant.

Folder: FF480 Manufactories and Warehouses

Scope and Contents

Brooklyn City Flour Mills, Fulton and Furman Streets, 1876;

New York Pier and Warehouse Co., plan of piers and warehouses, designed by J. Burrows Hyde, drawn by J. Heuvelman, 1870.;

River View of Iron Piers and Warehouses, designed by J. Burrows Hyde, drawn by J. Heuvelman, 1870.;

I.S. Remson Manufacturing Company, Grand Street;

L. Waterbury & Co. Cordage and Bagging, Ten Eyck Street;

G. H. Johnson & Co. grain warehouse

Folder: FF481 Residences A-M

Scope and Contents

Bergen Homestead, East 72nd Street, photo by Nash, 1905;

Bennett House, Shore Road near 74th Street, Bay Ridge;

Birdsall, J. House, Flatbush Avenue, photo by Nash, 1903;

Cortelyou House, (Old Stone House), Fifth Ave. and 3rd Street, 2 photos by P. Hurly, late 1860s;

Cortelyou House (Old Stone House), Fifth Ave. and 3rd Street, lithographer and publisher N. Currier (2 versions);

Crooke-Schenck House, or Jan Martense Schenck House, built in 1675, located at 2133 East 63rd Street in Flatlands when it was moved to Brooklyn Museum in 1952. photo by Nash, 1905;

Cutting House, East 17th Street, Flatbush

De Hart, Simon Aertsen House, still standing on the Gowanus Bay in 1867. Hayward and Co., lithographers;

Ditmas, Henry S. House, Flatbush Avenue, photo by Nash, 1903;

Ditmas, John House, Flatbush Avenue, photos by Nash, 1903 (2 views);

Ford, Gordon L. House, 97 Clark Street (interiors) ca. 1896-1897;

Hicks-Platt House, a.k.a. Van Sicklen House or Lady Moody House, 27 Gravesend Neck Road, photoby Nash, 1903;

Lefferts-Laidlaw House, 136 Clinton Avenue, and Henry and Susan McDonald House, 128 Clinton Avenue (both landmarked);

Lefferts Homestead, Flatbush Avenue, (later moved to Prospect Park), photo by Nash, 1903;

Lott, Albert House, Canarsie Lane, photo by Nash, 1905.

Folder: FF482 Residences N-Z

Scope and Contents

Ommans, Johannes House 1905

Remsen House;

Schenck, Nicholas House, Canarsie (now at Brooklyn Museum), photo by Nash, 1903;

Snedeker, Jacob House, New Lots Road, 2 photos by Nash, 1903 and 1905;

Stoothoff and Williamson House, 1587 East 53rd Street (2 photos);

Striker House, 2243 Church Avenue, photo by Nash, 1905;

Stryker-Williamson House, Gravesend, photo by Nash, 1903;

Van Buren Homestead, a.k.a. Duryea House, Flatbush Avenue, photo by Nash, 1903;

Vanderbilt, Gertrude Lefferts House, Flatbush Avenue and Lincoln Road;

Vanderbilt, Jeremiah House, 610 Flatbush Avenue, photo by Nash, 1903;

Vanderveer, J.C. House, Flatbush Avenue, photo by Nash, 1903;

Vanderveer, J.C. House, water pump, Flatbush Avenue, photo by Nash, 1903;

Vanderveer's Mill, Canarsie, photo by Nash, 1904;

Van Siclen House, New Lots Road, photo by Nash, 1903;

Van Sinderen House, New Lots Road, photo by Nash, circa 1904;

Van Wyck-Hegeman House, Flatlands, photo by Nash, 1903;

Voorhies House, Gravesend Neck Road 1903

Williamson-Rapelje House, a.k.a. Magee House, New Lots Road, photo by Nash, 1903.

Willink, John A. House, "Bloemen Heuvel," lithograph by George Hayward;

Wyckoff, John A. House,Flatlands, photo by Nash, 1903;

Folder: FF483 Residences - Low Mansion, 3 Pierrepont Place

Scope and Contents

3 Pierrepont Place, including interiors

Folder: FF479 Schools

Scope and Contents

Erasmus Hall, 1903.

Professor Lockwood's Academy, South Oxford Street, 1870.

Folder: FF484 Sports Stadia

Scope and Contents

Ebbets Field, exterior photo by Hassler;

Ebbets Field, playing field during a game against the Milwaukee Braves, from the New York Herald Tribune, May 2, 1955.

"Grand Baseball Match for the Championship, between the Excelsior and Atlantic Clubs of Brooklyn," newspaper clipping, 1860;

Brooklyn - Flat Material - Events

Container 1     Title Date
Folder: FF485 Events

Scope and Contents

Brooklyn Sanitary Fair, 2 lithographs by Brown and Co., 1864;

Brooklyn Trolley Strike, 2 photos by Pach Bros., 1895;

Concert, Brooklyn Academy of Music, 1890;

Fire at 25 Paidge Avenue, Sept 24, 1970;

Grand Temperance Encampment Held at Bushwick, L.I., engraving, 1846;

Military Mass, Brooklyn Navy Yard;

Sunday School Parade, [possibly Prospect Park];

Brooklyn -Flat Material - Transportation

Container 1     Title Date
Folder: FF486 Plan of Proposed Brooklyn Terminal Station

Scope and Contents

Nine drawings of a proposed plan for a Brooklyn Terminal Station. Some are signed by McLean, Architect, and dated 1892-1893.

Folder: FF487 Elevated and Surface Railroads

Scope and Contents

includes photos of:

Brooklyn Elevated Railroad both during and after construction;

Brighton Beach and West End line Street Railroad, including a panoramic shot of the Bensonhurst Station circa 1870s;

Brooklyn Rapid Transit street cars;

also includes an image of the June 25, 1923 elevated train derailment at Flatbush Avenue and Atlantic Avenue.


Container 1     Title Date
Folder: OS FF 522 Church of the Holy Trinity, Brooklyn Heights, F & S. Palmer, lithographers
Folder: OS FF 522 Brooklyn, L.I. as seen from Trinity Church, New York, lithograph by Smith Bros., after a painting by John William Hill
Folder: OS FF 522 Brooklyn N.Y. 1854, B.F. Smith, delineator, engraved by Wellstood & Peters, published by H. Fern and Co.
Folder: OS FF 522 Continental Works, Green Point, Brooklyn, Endicott & Co., Lithographers

Scope and Contents

Two copies

circa 1865
Folder: OS FF 522 Manhattan Beach Hotel, photograph
circa 1910

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