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  • A special collection on the history of Brooklyn from earliest times to the present including books, photographs, postcards, newspapers, clippings, atlases, maps, manuscripts, and memorabilia.
  • This database, produced by the Brooklyn Public Library, provides access to the full-page image with searchable text of the Eagle from 1841-1902.
  • This Website explores Brooklyn during the Civil War by presenting primary source documents photographs, letters, newspaper articles, illustrations, and more that show what life was like during this period.
  • Founded in 1863, the Brooklyn Historical Society, is a nationally renowned urban history center dedicated to the exploration and preservation of documents, artwork and artifacts representative of Brooklyn's diverse cultures past and present. Website includes an interactive timeline
  • This web companion to the PBS documentary features a timeline, photos and history.
  • Green-Wood Cemetery is one of the worlds great cemeteries. Founded in 1838 as the third rural cemetery in America, it is the final resting place of nearly 600,000 persons, including some of history's most memorable figures.
  • Brooklyn Public Library's catalog of several thousand historic photographs from the Brooklyn Collection.
  • Featuring the history, facts, and photos of the various neighborhoods that make up our borough. WORK IN PROGRESS
  • Thirteen Online's Web companion takes you on a virtual tour of New York's most populous borough with David Hartman and historian Barry Lewis.