Brooklyn Back In The Day: Greetings From 1950’s Ft. Greene

December 12, 2008 by
Filed under: Ft. Greene 

Earlier this week I posted the above photo and asked you to identify where it was taken. Two people posted answers and both were correct: Ft. Greene Park.

Today I will kick off the weekend with a few more goodies from my latest acquisition of old Brooklyn shots. The details are scant as to who this family was but the husband’s name was Al and his wife was named Julie. Al was a Technical Corporal in the army during World War II and they in all probability lived in the Ft. Greene Houses. By all appearances they are a loving, happy and prosperous family and will undoubtedly give you a smile this Friday afternoon. Enjoy!

Looking dapper in front of the Ft. Greene Houses.

Striking a pose in front of mom’s vanity.

A group hug in front of the Prison Ship Martyr’s Monument.

A more serious family portrait.

Time for a trip to Grandma’s house!

Blow out the candle!

Merry Christmas from Ft. Greene!

A microscope!

I’m going to go out on a limb here and say that a helicopter is not what this child wanted for Christmas.

Miss Heather


2 Comments on Brooklyn Back In The Day: Greetings From 1950’s Ft. Greene

  1. rowan on Fri, 12th Dec 2008 4:44 pm
  2. those are fantastic. i love the old TV set and the portrait of the couple together – with her wearing a polka-dot blouse and he in his uniform. wonder where everyone is now?

  3. bitchcakes on Sat, 13th Dec 2008 2:40 pm
  4. I waiting to see those and they did not disappoint.

    Ditto what Rowan said! I was also going to comment on the TV cabinet and the great shot of Mr & Mrs. I wonder if one of them, or their kin, will see these and bring us up to date.

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