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Over Here! New York City During World War II Exhibit at the Central Library

Mar 10, 2010 11:03 AM | 0 comments

Exhibit window, Main Lobby, Central Library at Grand Army Plaza, Brooklyn Public Library

The Central Library at Grand Army Plaza is hosting an exhibit based on the book Over Here! New York City During World War II by Lorraine B. Diehl.  Many photographs from the Brooklyn Collection archives are on display for the very first time to the public.  The images show the first day of work for female employees of the Brooklyn Navy Yard, Brooklyn war bond fundraisers, and the Sheepshead Bay Maritime Training Station.  Don't miss this chance to see treasures from the Brooklyn Collection on display, along with original posters, photos, and World War II memorabilia from the author's collection. This exhibition was organized by Brooklyn Public Library's Programs and Exhibitions Department.

 The New York Navy Yard, for the first time in its history, calls women to work, September 14, 1942.  U.S. Navy Photo, Brooklyn Collection, Brooklyn Public Library.