Oct 31, 2009 12:21 PM | 0
The Brooklyn Collection holds several collections of little-known transit-related photographs and we've just installed a new photography exhibit in the cases in our reading room, called Riding the Rails. This display of post cards, ephemera and photographs highlights the construction of trolley and subway tracks and tunnels and the machines used to assist in building them. It also features passenger cars not seen in over 100 years as well as the people who rode them. Many of the photographs chosen are from the Brooklyn Daily Eagle and can be found in our photo database. The photographs presented are just a small sample from our larger collections: the Subway Construction collection, the Sea Beach Line Construction photograph collection, and the Surface Passenger and Service Car collection. So, find your favorite NYC subway line (ours happens to be the 2 and 3 train at Grand Army Plaza or at the Eastern Parkway stop) and visit the Brooklyn Collection at the Central Library at Grand Army Plaza!