Brooklyn Collection

Image of the Week

This Monday, the nation celebrated the Veterans' Day. The image below was captured exactly 70 years ago, in 1944, by a staff member of the Brooklyn Eagle. Keep in mind that World War II was still raging in Europe and in the Pacific, and America had already committed its troops for the battle. The caption, "Silent tribute--All of the solemn grief of those who are bereaved by war is expressed in the faces of these spectators of yesterday's 26th Armistice Day observance at Borough Hall" as well as the images of the grief-stricken people serve as a reminder of the devastation, both physical and emotional, wrought by a war.

   

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.


Photographs
historic photographs website

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


Digital Collections
Brooklyn Daily Eagle
 

Fulton Street Trade Cards

View all of our Digital Collections.

Brooklyn in theCivil War

Explore Brooklyn's history during the Civil War.

Brooklyn Collection 2.0

Visit the Brooklyn Collection Twitter page Visit the Brooklyn Collection's Blog: Brooklynology Visit our YouTube ChannelVisit the Brooklyn Collection Flickr page


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.

 

 
Meet the Brooklyn Collection