Brooklyn Collection

Image of the Week

The harvest season is going strong. This picture was taken in mid-1970s in front of Clinton Hill Branch of Brooklyn Public Library located at 380 Washington Avenue. Apparently, there was a sign on the doors of the library at that time which read "Pumpkins outside/Books inside". Next weekend, pick a pumpkin and start sculpting your Jack-o'-Lantern! And luckily, every season is good for a book.



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.

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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

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