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Originally known as Breuckelen, this independent city became a borough of New York City as a result of the creation of Greater New York in the consolidation of 1898. The Museum's extensive collection of images depicting Brooklyn show the Battle of Brooklyn, the evolution of Prospect Park, and the transition from vast farm lands into dense urban settlements, among other themes.
Plan of the City of New York, In North America: Surveyed in the Years 1766 & 1767

Plan of the City of New York, In North America: Surveyed in the Years 1766 & 1767

Publisher: Jefferys & Faden, London

Caton Ave., Cor. Ocean Ave., Flatbush, Brooklyn, N. Y.

Caton Ave., Cor. Ocean Ave., Flatbush, Brooklyn, N. Y.


Nunnbush Shoe Store, 395 Fulton Street, Brooklyn.

Nunnbush Shoe Store, 395 Fulton Street, Brooklyn.


Brooklyn Eastern District Terminal.

Brooklyn Eastern District Terminal.


Crescent Boat House, Shore Road, Bay Ridge, Brooklyn, N. Y.

Crescent Boat House, Shore Road, Bay Ridge, Brooklyn, N. Y.


Plan of Fort Greene and Line of Intrenchments, from the Wallabout to Gowanus Creek, with a topographical sketch of the country.

Plan of Fort Greene and Line of Intrenchments, from the Wallabout to Gowanus Creek, with a topographical sketch of the country.

Copied from the original map by G. Hayward 120 Water St. N. Y. for D. T. Valentine's Manual, 1856

Birthplace of "Leaves of Grass" Cranberry & Fultons Sts, Bklyn. Sept.11, 1949.& E. 17th St. 1947

Birthplace of "Leaves of Grass" Cranberry & Fultons Sts, Bklyn. Sept.11, 1949.& E. 17th St. 1947

"Leaves of Grass" was first printed at this location.

[Map of Brooklyn.]

[Map of Brooklyn.]

Possibly showing railroad lines or depots.

Hippodrome Stage. Luna Park. Coney Island, N. Y.

Hippodrome Stage. Luna Park. Coney Island, N. Y.


Design for Laying out the Grounds Known as Fort Greene or Washington Park, in the City of Brooklyn

Design for Laying out the Grounds Known as Fort Greene or Washington Park, in the City of Brooklyn


Institute of Arts and Sciences, Brooklyn, N. Y.

Institute of Arts and Sciences, Brooklyn, N. Y.


Design for Prospect Park in the City of Brooklyn

Design for Prospect Park in the City of Brooklyn


East River, Showing Brooklyn, Manhattan and Williamburg Bridges at Night, New York City

East River, Showing Brooklyn, Manhattan and Williamburg Bridges at Night, New York City


280 Fulton Street. Brooklyn Public Library, Brooklyn Heights branch, children's library 2nd floor, interior of main room to desk, children.

280 Fulton Street. Brooklyn Public Library, Brooklyn Heights branch, children's library 2nd floor, interior of main room to desk, children.


The Japanese House, Flatbush, Brooklyn, N. Y.

The Japanese House, Flatbush, Brooklyn, N. Y.


Copy of old 11x14"  print ca. 1900 of Prospect Park Boathouse, for the Brooklyn Public Library.

Copy of old 11x14" print ca. 1900 of Prospect Park Boathouse, for the Brooklyn Public Library.


View Along Eastern Parkway, Brooklyn, N. Y.

View Along Eastern Parkway, Brooklyn, N. Y.


Clinton Avenue. Residence.

Clinton Avenue. Residence.


Montrose Avenue. Most Holy Trinity Church. General exterior.

Montrose Avenue. Most Holy Trinity Church. General exterior.


Willoughby Street and Pearl Street. Brooklyn Edison Co. Building.

Willoughby Street and Pearl Street. Brooklyn Edison Co. Building.


521 Ocean Avenue at the N.E. corner of Church Avenue. Hoffman's Men's Shop.

521 Ocean Avenue at the N.E. corner of Church Avenue. Hoffman's Men's Shop.


Schermerhorn Street. Brooklyn Storage warehouse, general view.

Schermerhorn Street. Brooklyn Storage warehouse, general view.


Grand Army Plaza and Eastern Parkway. Brooklyn Public Library, central branch, exterior view.

Grand Army Plaza and Eastern Parkway. Brooklyn Public Library, central branch, exterior view.


Navy base, South Brooklyn, side in perspective.

Navy base, South Brooklyn, side in perspective.


112 Schermerhorn Street. Brooklyn Friends School, Mary Rogers, head of lower school, and "Pinky".

112 Schermerhorn Street. Brooklyn Friends School, Mary Rogers, head of lower school, and "Pinky".


Montague and Clinton Street. Brooklyn Trust Co., view looking N.E.

Montague and Clinton Street. Brooklyn Trust Co., view looking N.E.


49 Wyckoff Avenue. Job modernizing 49 Wyckoff Avenue, view showing whole building.

49 Wyckoff Avenue. Job modernizing 49 Wyckoff Avenue, view showing whole building.


Kingston Avenue and Winthrop Street. Gen. Wingate, Jr., High School.

Kingston Avenue and Winthrop Street. Gen. Wingate, Jr., High School.


Verrazano Narrows Bridge, general view  from Ft. Hamilton S.E.

Verrazano Narrows Bridge, general view from Ft. Hamilton S.E.


Ocean Avenue and Avenue L. H.A. Faber residence.

Ocean Avenue and Avenue L. H.A. Faber residence.


Brooklyn Union Gas Company, emergency station.

Brooklyn Union Gas Company, emergency station.


Vanderbilt Avenue Rectory.

Vanderbilt Avenue Rectory.


67th Street, probably. 2nd Church of Christ Scientist, progress view.

67th Street, probably. 2nd Church of Christ Scientist, progress view.


Joralemon Street. Municipal Building, detail of entrance.

Joralemon Street. Municipal Building, detail of entrance.


Children's Aid Society Summer Home

Children's Aid Society Summer Home

The abandoned Haxtun Cottage of the Children's Aid Society Summer Home at 1750-1818 Cropsey Avenue, Bath...

Corse Payton's Lee Avenue Theatre.

Corse Payton's Lee Avenue Theatre.


Brooklyn Strike.

Brooklyn Strike.

Street corner with a crowd peering down street.

Kings County Alms House. Linen Room.

Kings County Alms House. Linen Room.


Graham and Metropolitan Avenues

Graham and Metropolitan Avenues

Williamsburg, Brooklyn.

Talman Street, nos. 57-61

Talman Street, nos. 57-61

Fort Greene, Brooklyn.

Y.M.C.A. Building, Naval Branch, Brooklyn.

Y.M.C.A. Building, Naval Branch, Brooklyn.

The bowling alley in the Y.M.C.A. Naval Branch in Brooklyn, with Navy men playing a game.

Flatbush Depot.

Flatbush Depot.

Brookyn Rapid Transit's Flatbush Depot/Clubhouse wtih employees visible in front of the depot.

Luna Park

Luna Park

View of Luna park at night lit up with many lights.

Traveling Tin Shop

Traveling Tin Shop

The location of the photograph is unknown but the neighborhood resembles Talman and Jay Streets in the...

Race Tracks, Coney Island.

Race Tracks, Coney Island.

A crowd on a boardwalk at the entrance to the racetrack at Coney Island.

B'klyn Training School & Home for Young Girls, Group Superintendant and Two Girls.

B'klyn Training School & Home for Young Girls, Group Superintendant and Two Girls.

Two girls and a superintendant of the Brooklyn Training School & Home for Young Girls, 1483 Pacific Street....

Schools, Brooklyn Training School & Home for Young Girls.

Schools, Brooklyn Training School & Home for Young Girls.

The Brooklyn Training School & Home for Young Girls, 1483 Pacific Street; view from a roof across the...

Powers and Olive Streets

Powers and Olive Streets


Manual Training Class, Public School.

Manual Training Class, Public School.

Boys in summer school wood shop class at Brooklyn's P.S. 32.

Willow Street, No. 131-137

Willow Street, No. 131-137

Between Clark and Pierrepont Streets, Brooklyn.

Waiting at table, vacation school.

Waiting at table, vacation school.


Theaters, Rialto Theatre.

Theaters, Rialto Theatre.

The exterior of the Rialto Theatre in Brooklyn.

Cropsey Avenue, no. 2442

Cropsey Avenue, no. 2442

Cropsey Avenue at Harway Avenue, between Bay 37th Street and 25th Avenue, Bath Beach, Brooklyn.

A Street in Brooklyn

A Street in Brooklyn

View of a horse and carriage on the street in front of a house in Brooklyn. A wooded area is in the foreground....

Bridge, Brooklyn.

Bridge, Brooklyn.

Pedestrians on Brooklyn Bridge; street railroad cars and early automobiles visible.

Prospect Park, B'klyn.

Prospect Park, B'klyn.


Schrafft's 912 Flatbush Ave. B'klyn, Exterior, Bldg.

Schrafft's 912 Flatbush Ave. B'klyn, Exterior, Bldg.


The City of New York in the State of New York, North America

The City of New York in the State of New York, North America

Painted by William Birch. Wm. H. Morgan. 100 Arch St. Engraved by Samuel Seymour. Published Jany. 1,...

New York From Heights Near Brooklyn

New York From Heights Near Brooklyn

Painted and published by Willm. G. Wall New York 1823. "New York From Heights Near Brooklyn. To Thomas...

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