Brooklyn Collection

Image of the Week

Imagine that you are 6 and your younger brother is 4, and your parents thought it would be cute if you participated in a local department store contest (do they still do them?), and then your luck turned so that you won this contest and one of the biggest celebrities stepped in for a second into your lives and brought you the coolest gift possible, a real dog! That is exactly what happened to two young Brooklynites, Fred and Doug Collins, in 1954. They won a contest in Abraham & Strauss, and none other that Roy Rogers hand-delivered to them a white German Shepherd named Bullet. It is as improbable and as thrilling as Bart Simpson's winning an elephant in a radio quiz.

About the Brooklyn Collection

The Brooklyn Collection is Brooklyn Public Library's local history division, providing a range of information and services about anything and everything Brooklyn. Our rich assortment of research materials and archival documents includes maps, historic Brooklyn photographs, ephemera, prints and the full run of the Brooklyn Daily Eagle.

historic photographs website

View and/or purchase more than 20,000 Brooklyn photographs.

Digital Collections
Brooklyn Daily Eagle

Fulton Street Trade Cards

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Brooklyn in theCivil War

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