View amazing photos of old Brooklyn (slide show)

Brooklyn Visual Heritage offers a glimpse into Kings County’s past.

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  • Photograph: E. E. Rutter/Courtesy Brooklyn Visual Heritage

    Coney Island beach, 1919

  • Photograph: Courtesy Brooklyn Visual Heritage

    Ebbets Field, 1954

  • Photograph: Courtesy Brooklyn Visual Heritage

    Subway construction at 45th St and Fourth Ave, 1913

  • Photograph: E. E. Rutter/Courtesy Brooklyn Visual Heritage

    Bush Terminal dock, 1912

  • Photograph: Frank J. Trezza/Courtesy Brooklyn Visual Heritage

    Brooklyn Navy Yard, 1978

  • Photograph: Courtesy Brooklyn Visual Heritage

    Brooklyn Botanic Garden, 1948

  • Photograph: Courtesy Brooklyn Visual Heritage

    Beauty contest, 1954

  • Photograph: Al Lambert/Courtesy Brooklyn Visual Heritage

    Patients at St. Charles Hospital (227 Hicks St) embarking on a day trip, 1952

  • Photograph: Anders Goldfarb/Courtesy Brooklyn Visual Heritage

    Coney Island, 1983

  • Photograph: Courtesy Brooklyn Visual Heritage

    Bushwick, 1977

Photograph: E. E. Rutter/Courtesy Brooklyn Visual Heritage

Coney Island beach, 1919

Pining for the old days of New York is something just about every local can relate to (our occasionally nostalgic selves included). So we went gaga while clicking around Brooklyn Visual Heritage, launched earlier this year by the initiative Project CHART (Cultural Heritage, Access, Research and Technology).


The impressive, easy-to-search site boasts thousands of neatly organized photos of the Brooklyn of yesteryear, spanning several eras. In other words, if you’re longing for super specific pics of, say, young mothers trolling through the Brooklyn Botanic Garden in the ’40s or of Coney Island Beach packed with swimmers in the 1910s, you’re in luck. Check out some of our favorite vintage snaps in the slide show above.



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