Exhibitions: Brooklyn in the Early 1890s: Photographs by Daniel Berry Austin

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    Brooklyn in the Early 1890s: Photographs by Daniel Berry Austin

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    • December 11, 1941: Today the Brooklyn Museum opens the first exhibition of photographs from the Daniel Berry Austin Collection. This exhibition, entitled, “Brooklyn in the Early 1900’s”, is installed in the Entrance Gallery, first floor, and will remain on view through Sunday, January 4. Approximately 120 prints are shown, the majority being of old houses in Brooklyn, supplemented by landscapes, street scenes, interiors and portraits.

      These photographs are from the collection of late 19th and early 20th Century negatives, which was presented to the Museum last summer by Mr. Daniel Berry Austin, 870 Rugby Road, Brooklyn. With one or two exceptions, all the negatives in this large collection were taken by Mr. Austin.

      From time to time the Museum expects to hold additional exhibitions of prints from this collection.

      List of titles attached.

      PHOTOGRAPHS FROM THE AUSTIN COLLECTION
      BROOKLYN MUSEUM
      DECEMBER 11 through JANUARY 4

      Nicholas Stillwell House - Gravesend, 1899
      #116A

      Schenck House (interior) - 1898
      #83A

      Hegeman’s at King’s Highway - Flatlands, Brooklyn
      #446A

      Bergen House - 1904
      #90A

      Hunter Fly Road (now King’s Highway)
      #453A

      Garrit Vanderveer House - Flatbush
      #1lA

      Quaker Meeting House - Flushing, 1904
      #222A

      Mr. Peter Wyckoff - Bushwick, 1903
      #197A

      Dutch Gravestone, Jaiquis Van Brunt, 1899
      #119A

      Lake House - Gravesend, 1899
      #122A

      Wm. Kovwenhoven’s House and Barn - Flatlands, 1905
      #62A

      Old House opposite Dutch Sunday School - Bushwick, 1899
      #205A

      Lefferts Place
      #475A

      Old Well and Winifred
      #97A

      Avenue V and Ryder’s Pond
      #107A

      Samuel B. Lott House - Flatbush
      #5A

      Jer. Vanderbilt House - Flatbush
      #18A

      Rem Lefferts House (interior) - 1906
      #336A

      Lefferts Place at Classon Avenue - Brooklyn, 1902
      #299A

      Grave of Helena Priest - Gravesend, 1899
      #120A

      Garretson Mill - 1899
      #104A

      House at Lincoln Road and Flatbush Avenue
      #53A

      House at Lincoln Road and Flatbush Avenue
      #54A

      House on Fulton Street near Bedford
      #4A

      “Hodge Podge” (interior)
      #472A

      USS “Buffalo” and USS “Columbia”
      #471A

      Paerdegaat, Flatbush - 1905
      #44A

      W. Algea House - Flatbush
      #1A

      Sidney’s Map - “Twelve Miles Around New York” (giving names of property owners) Published, 1849. Printed in Philadelphia.

      Martense House, Flatbush - 1903
      #146A

      Grave of Lyffert Lefferts - Dutch Reformed Churchyard
      #39A

      Bridge over Paerdegaat Creek-1905
      #59A

      Ditmas House - Hunter Fly Road, 1903
      #57A

      Graves of Rem. Vanderbilt and Margaret Vanderbilt - 1903
      #40A

      Erasmus Hall - Flatbush
      #26A

      Little and Marshall Streets
      #469A

      High and Hudson Streets
      #466A

      Hegeman (Van Wyck) House - Flatlands, 1903
      #69A

      Mill Lane - 1903
      #85A

      House at Fulton and Bedford
      #193A

      Interior
      #7A

      Interior (Rem Leffert’s House)
      #8A

      Toll Gate - Flatbush
      #28A

      Penitentiary - Main Entrance
      #52A

      Brooklyn Kings County Penitentiary
      #51A

      Bushwick Dutch Reformer’s Church 1899
      #203A

      Bedell’s Farm, Bushwick - 1904
      #210A

      C.M. Ditmas House, Bushwick - 1904
      #195A

      Onderdenk House, Bushwick - 1904
      #200A

      Johannes Sprong House, Flushing - 1905
      #228A

      Bowne House, Flushing - 1904
      #225A

      Lefferts House, Bedford Corners, Brooklyn - 1903
      #l55A

      J. Blackwell House - Greenpoint
      #209A

      Schenck House - 1903
      #80A

      Hunter Fly Road, Flatlands - 1905
      #56A

      Johannes Sprong House, Flushing - 1905
      #240A

      Denyse Van Dyne House - Brooklyn
      #67A

      Old Wyckoff House, Bushwick - 1903
      #198A

      Dutch Sunday School, Bushwick - 1899
      #204A

      Kovwenhoven and Mill Lanes, Flatbush - 1906
      #77A

      Bergen House, Flatlands - 1906
      #93A

      House on Eldert Lane near Atlantic Avenue
      #15A

      Same house - rear view
      #17A

      House on Old South Country Road - East of Jewish Cemetery
      #18A

      Rag-O-Muffin in Brooklyn
      #347A

      Ocean and sand - Coney Island, 1900
      #340A

      Old Flatbush Road at Eastern Parkway, 1906
      #310A

      Hart-Bergen House, Brooklyn - 1886
      #152A

      Cedars and Schore - Gravesend, 1899
      #98A

      Stillwell House - Gravesend, 1899
      #96A

      Isaac Schenck House - Highland Park - 1906
      #305A

      Lotts Smoke House - Flatlands, 1909
      #306A

      C. Vanderveer House and Barn
      #51A

      Peter Wycoff House - Bushwick, 1903
      #196A

      Lake House - Gravesend
      #122A

      Old de Bevoise House
      #206A

      W. H. Green House, Flatbush
      #7A

      Freeman-Clarkson-Bergen House, Flatbush
      #14A

      S. Voorhies House, Gravesend
      #112A

      N. Duryea House, Flatbush
      #9A

      Interior (Rem Leffert’s House)
      #10A

      Interior (Rem Leffert’s House)
      #11A

      Interior (Rem Leffert’s House)
      #9A

      Jacob Suydam House, Brooklyn - 1899
      #163A

      C. Lake House - east of Village Road - Gravesend, 1905
      #124A

      Rem Lefferts House (interior) 1906
      #337A

      Sioux Indians in Brooklyn - “Strikes Plenty” and family, 1900
      #345A

      Freeman-Clarkson-Bergen House, Flatbush
      #12A

      Martense House, Flatbush - 1903
      #144A

      Garretson House and Mill - 1900
      #105A

      Van Sicklen House - Gravesend, 1905
      #118A

      J. G. Vanderveer House - Flatbush
      #22A

      J. Birdsall House - Flatbush
      #15A

      J. Schenck’s “Canarsie House” (1849) - 1903
      #53A

      Garretson’s Old Mill - Brooklyn
      #440A

      Leffert’s House, Bedford Corner’s, Brooklyn - 1902
      #157A

      Hart-Bergen House, Brooklyn - 1885
      #150A

      John Vanderbilt House, Flatbush
      #19A

      Grave of Johannes Casparus Rubel - Flatbush
      #19A

      Lefferts House at Fulton Street near Bedford
      #2A

      Lefferts House at Fulton Street near Bedford
      #6A

      Lefferts House - Fulton Street opposite Arlington Place
      #1A

      U.S. and Little Streets - Brooklyn
      #467A

      Evans and Hudson Streets
      #468A

      J. Schoonmaker House about 1800
      #3A

      W. H. Green House - Flatbush, 1909
      #36A

      Brooklyn Museum Archives. Records of the Department of Public Information. Press releases, 1939 - 1941. 10-12/1941, 266-9. View Original 1 . View Original 2 . View Original 3 . View Original 4

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