Eagle Photographs

Brooklyn Public Library holds the photograph and clippings archives of the Brooklyn Daily Eagle, which are kept in a work room called, in the jargon of the newspaper industry, the "morgue".  Through an ongoing digitization project, we have been able to make thousands of these images available through our online catalog and on the consortium website Brooklyn Visual Heritage

If you would like a copy of any image you've found printed in the newspaper through our Brooklyn Newsstand database, here are a few steps to follow. 

1.  Search our catalog for a digital version of the image


Some tips:

  • putting your search terms in quotations will narrow them down to the exact phrase you enter
  • search for the names of anyone listed in the photograph (i.e. "Jackie Robinson")
  • try searching by month and day (i.e. "Jan. 4") but leave out the year to get the most results
  • if you have caption information, you can search for phrases that were printed alongside the photo (i.e. "Dodger sextet lift heels in victory dance")

2.  If you can't find the photograph you're seeking in the catalog, check the folder listings.  These images are not yet digitized, but we can check the files for you to see if we have your photograph:

3.  If you still can't find a folder that is likely to house your photograph, please call us at 718.230.2762.

4.  Once you've found your photograph, you can order a copy for personal, educational, or commercial use.  Reproduction and use fees may apply.  Consult our photograph ordering page for more information and contact Brooklyn Collection archivist Ben Gocker to place an order at b.gocker@brooklynpubliclibrary.org