Brooklyn: The Brooklyn Daily Eagle Postcards 1905-1907 (Postcard History Series)

Brooklyn: The Brooklyn Daily Eagle Postcards 1905-1907 (Postcard History Series)

by Richard L. Dutton
     
 

Between 1905 and 1907, Brooklyn's leading newspaper, the Daily Eagle, published a remarkable series of almost five hundred postcards, most with photographs of local scenes. Brooklyn in that era was, as it is today, a place of great variety, with imposing factories, sprawling riverfront sugar refineries, scores of public schools, elaborate mansions, and hundreds

Overview


Between 1905 and 1907, Brooklyn's leading newspaper, the Daily Eagle, published a remarkable series of almost five hundred postcards, most with photographs of local scenes. Brooklyn in that era was, as it is today, a place of great variety, with imposing factories, sprawling riverfront sugar refineries, scores of public schools, elaborate mansions, and hundreds of blocks of middle-class brownstone row houses side by side with public wood yards, free-floating baths, the county jail, reformatories, and hospitals. Brooklyn was known as "the borough of churches," and grand religious edifices of all denominations stood on nearly every corner. For recreation, there were social clubs, acres of beautifully landscaped public parks graced by statues of heroes of the past, and the teeming midways and beaches of Coney Island. All of this is captured in Brooklyn: The Brooklyn Daily Eagle Postcards 1905-1907.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780738535319
Publisher:
Arcadia Publishing SC
Publication date:
04/15/2004
Series:
Postcard History Series
Pages:
128
Product dimensions:
6.50(w) x 9.15(h) x 0.30(d)

Meet the Author


Author Richard L. Dutton, who grew up in Flatbush, has selected some two hundred Daily Eagle postcards to take the reader on a fascinating tour of the borough as it was in the early part of the twentieth century.

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