Gothamist has put together a album of photos from 1922, New York City's so-called "Gilded Age."
That inspired us to see what we could find from from Brooklyn's 50s and 60s -- an era we haven't covered much here at McBrooklyn. Here are a few photos from the Library of Congress and the Municipal Archives. We've linked to the original sources, and there are more links at the bottom of this post.
|P.S. 58 - Carroll and Smith Streets, Brooklyn hold a "take cover" drill practice. Library of Congress; Photo by Walter Albertin.|
|Mothers protesting (schools) on Borough Hall steps. NYC Municipal Archives|
|Teenage gang members arrested in fatal shooting of Brooklyn youth. Library of Congress. 1959|
|African American woman being carried to police patrol wagon during demonstration in Brooklyn. 1960s. Library of Congress.|
|Brownsville market, Belmont Avenue, Brooklyn Library of Congress.|
Website that cover Brooklyn in the 50s include Brooklyn Memories; Retronaut; and ActiveRain. Also check out the Municipal Archives and the Library of Congress.