Brooklyn Collection

Image of the Week

From February 16 till May 8, 2015, you have an opportunity to stop by the Brooklyn Collection and take a look at a selection of images and artifacts from the Gertrude Hoffman collection. The exhibition features the personal papers, photographs and scrapbooks of the early 20th century vaudeville dancer and choreographer Gertrude Hoffman. Admitedly, Hoffman was not a Brooklyn native, but she performed on many Brooklyn stages. In ballrooms, dance-halls and night-clubs Hoffman shocked audiences with her scant costumes and suggestive dances.

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

Explore Brooklyn's history during the Civil War.

Brooklyn Collection 2.0

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For a daily dose of Brooklyn history, follow the Brooklyn Collection on the Brooklynology blog, Twitter, and check out (and tag!) our historic photographs on Flickr.

Brooklyn Connections

Brooklyn Connections LogoLearn more about Brooklyn Connections, our unique research project partnerships for 6th through 12th grades.


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