Olde Brooklyn in Prints

SNOW OR NO SNOW, this evening’s opening reception and gallery talk (and wine and cheese…) at the Brooklyn Historical Society is going ahead as planned.

The images in Brooklyn in Prints, which is curated by Manhattan’s Old Print Shop and runs through March 14, are being billed as “rare and unusual.”

Viewing them is like opening a little window on previously unseen Brooklyn — mostly around the Heights, as the event is a 100th anniversary celebration for the Brooklyn Heights Association.

I love the stoop sitters on State Street, bottom, where we lived in the late ’70s. The artwork dates from 1949, but it feels so familiar.

And it always amazes me to realize anew that Borough Hall is as old as it is (1804) and that the Brooklyn Bridge was a marvel when it was new.

All the prints are for sale in the BHS shop. Go here to see more.


Friday, Feb. 26, 6:30 – 8:30PM

Brooklyn Historical Society

128 Pierrepont Street

718 /222-4111

Admission $15, BHA and BHS members $10


About cara

I blog (for fun) here at casaCARA, and write (for money) about architecture, interiors, gardens and travel for many national magazines and websites.
This entry was posted in ANTIQUES & COLLECTING, BROOKLYN, HISTORIC PRESERVATION, MANHATTAN and tagged , , , , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink.

4 Responses to Olde Brooklyn in Prints

  1. Astor C. says:

    Beautiful prints, the last two especially. The B&W charcoal reminds me of old children’s books like Mike Mulligan and His Steamshovel, The Little House and Millions of Cats…

  2. Priscilla says:

    I will go see this. I have a few prints by Beulah Stevenson https://casacara.files.wordpress.com/2010/02/41198.jpg?w=388&h=550 (Entrance to Brooklyn Bridge). She painted up in Woodstock and taught at the Art Students League here in New York. I found three prints at a used furniture store here in Freeport a few years back and I’ve never seen any others in person. Thanks for the info.

  3. cara says:

    Lucky you, Priscilla. The Beulah Stevenson print — the same one Astor C. referred to — is worth $1,200, according to the Old Print Shop. I love it too.

  4. Nancy says:

    Can’t believe that I, a Brooklynite, didn’t know about this show! Will definitely go this week. Thanks for the preview, Cara. As always you’re in the know about something wonderful!

Got something to say? Please say it!

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s