The Eagle has landed! In collaboration with Newspapers.com, BPL has finished digitization of the Brooklyn Daily Eagle newspaper from 1903 - 1955. Combined with earlier scans created through a grant from the Institution of Museum and Library Sciences, we now offer the full run of the Brooklyn Daily Eagle, from 1841 to 1955, as a free online resource. Visit the new Brooklyn Newsstand website to start your search.The old Brooklyn Daily Eagle website will be phased out in May of 2014.
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ProQuest has a new historical database which indexes and provides full articles for Newsday from 1940 thru 1984. This provides genealogists, researchers and scholars with online, easily-searchable first-hand accounts and unparalleled coverage of the politics, society and events of the time.Click here to go to Historical Newsday database.
Tuesday, April 17, 2012
Maureen Taylor, The Photo Detective explores the history of toques and top hats, bowlers, and bonnets to add another dimension to understanding your family photographs Fanciful, frilly, and fascinating, women’s hats made a fashion statement. There were hundreds of choices available each season. And they came with names like Leghorns, Gainsborough’s, poke bonnets, and wide-awakes.Using the clues in this book, you’ll learn interesting facts about your ancestors by studying their photographs and the hats they wore for portraits.
Silk Scarf Painting
On Wednesday, December 9th the Local History Room presented the historic craft of painting on silk scarves given by Vivien Pollock. Silk painting is creating art on fabric with silk as the canvas. Silk painting can be traced back to the 2nd century AD in India when the 'wax resist' technique for embellishing silk was used. Silk painting in India reached its pinnacle of popularity during Moghul rule in the 17 - 19th centuries.
Celebrating the Holidays with the Dutch!
On Wednesday, December 2nd the Local History Room celebrated the holidays as the Dutch due in the Netherlands. Participants assisted with making dough for the Letterbanket cookies and they took home paper shoes filled with Dutch goodies.