Brooklyn Collection

Image of the Week

You may have noticed an uptick in princesses, Munch's Screams and Spidermans roaming around your neighborhood lately. This is a sure sign that the Halloween parties have started in earnest. The parties sometimes spill over other public spaces such as botanic gardens and parks. Here is a group of red devils (?) who had descended upon the New York Botanic Garden in 1998 and posed for the Brooklyn-based photographer Lev Dodin.

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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.

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