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Guide to the James Olinkiewicz Collection of Brooklyn Daily Eagle Postcards
 PR 355

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Collection processed by Joseph Ditta

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Historical Note

Beginning the week of 13 November 1905, and continuing through May 1907, the Brooklyn Daily Eagle, Brooklyn's leading newspaper, issued a series of remarkable postcards depicting virtually every notable structure and scene in the borough (see the Scope and Contents note for details). The cards were issued in weekly series of six, and offered gratis to paying readers of the paper who clipped daily coupons for each series and exchanged them at the  Eagle's offices. Later, in response to demand, and as supplies allowed, the  Eagle offered sets for sale. Today they frequently turn up individually in collections and online auctions, but complete sets of all 486  Brooklyn Eagle cards, such as this one assembled by James Olinkiewicz, are rare.

The best introduction to the cards is Richard L. Dutton's Brooklyn: The Brooklyn Daily Eagle Postcards, 1905-1907 (Arcadia Publishing, 2004).