1. New arrivals at the Brooklyn Collection. These titles (and many, many more Brooklyn-focused, old and new, fragile and sturdy, academic and popular) can be studied at the Brooklyn Collection. Please remember that all our materials are for the in-library use only, but many titles are available at other divisions and branches of the Brooklyn Public Library and can be reserved and checked out.

     
  2. We celebrate Fashion Week with photos from the pages of the Brooklyn Daily Eagle.

     
  3. You’ve seen the blog and Tumblr posts about the 1940s magazine Brooklyn Digest, now you can see our educator Brendan Murphy discuss it with Brian Lehrer on CUNY TV!  The interview starts at the 31 minute mark.

     
     
  4. In the spring of 1950 Joan Molinsky, later known as Joan Rivers, appears in the pages of the Brooklyn Daily Eagle while a student at Adelphia Academy. She’s here at the beginning of a long stellar career in entertainment

     
  5. A batch of new books recently arrived to the Brooklyn Collection. Here is a quick peek at some brand new ones, and some really, really old, but new to our collection. Please remember that all the books from Brooklyn Collection are for “in-library use only”, but some of them (several of the newest ones) can be checked out from other library locations.

     
  6. In case you were wondering what “Mariutch (Make-a the Hootch-a Ma-Kootch) Down at Coney Isle” (see previous post) could possibly sound like, Max Fleischer made this lively toon!

     
     
  7. Who knew there were so many songs about Coney Island in our sheet music collection? And with such bright beautiful covers, to boot. Although “Coney Island Washboard”, with its cover image of an oboe, has me puzzled…

     
  8. Heading to Governor’s Island for the #JazzAgeLawnParty this weekend and you haven’t got a clue what to wear?  These fashion features, published in the Brooklyn Daily Eagle through the spring and summer of 1924, are full of helpful suggestions.  

     
  9. Any luck with yesterday’s crossword puzzle?  It first appeared in the Eagle on May 18th, 1924, and the answers, above, ran the following week.

     
  10. The crossword puzzle made its debut in the New York World in 1913.  Crafted by a Liverpudlian journalist, Arthur Wynn, the game caught on with a quiz-loving American readership in the 1920s. The Eagle tried its hand at puzzling in 1924, the same year publishers Dick Simon and Lincoln Schuster found success with the very first compendium of crossword puzzles.  Can you solve it?  Answers will be posted tomorrow.  Go!