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Brooklyn Back in the Day: Billlboards on Fulton by Bernice Abbott

February 27th, 2009 · 5 Comments

[Photo courtesy of New York Public Library Digital Collection]

This Bernice Abbott photo is described as “Billboards and signs, Fulton Street between State street and Ashland place, Brooklyn. (October 29, 1936).”

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5 responses so far ↓

  • 1 Dan // Feb 27, 2009 at 3:23 pm

    Such a boring corner today, with that giant “Forte Condo” replacing most of these buildings. I could use a 25 cent haircut.

  • 2 Mike // Feb 27, 2009 at 3:28 pm

    Hmm, Fulton doesn’t cross State… given the sign for the Pioneer Warehouses being painted in the background, I am fairly certain that this is actually taken along Flatbush Ave, looking north from Ashland Place — the current site of the garden store.

  • 3 bklyn dave // Feb 27, 2009 at 4:16 pm

    Seems like a geographically impossible location (Fulton, State, Ashland). Could she have meant Flatbush? Those three streets do converge right near Atlantic Center.

  • 4 deborah matlack // Mar 1, 2009 at 4:34 pm

    Berenice Abbott, one of my heros (heroines)!

  • 5 A // Mar 2, 2009 at 9:57 am

    You should know that the Brooklyn Public Library has a historical Brooklyn Collection of images and historical reference.