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Boys in knickers, suits, caps and ties shoot marbles on the sidewalk while two young rascals look on from a window in a 1800s wood frame house. 41 Sumpter Street in Williamsburg. Brooklyn, New York.  1915 by wavz13, via Flickr

Boys in knickers, suits, caps and ties shoot marbles on the sidewalk while two young rascals look on from a window in a 1800s wood frame house. 41 Sumpter Street in Williamsburg. Brooklyn, New York. 1915 by wavz13, via Flickr

BROOKLYN ARMY TERMINAL Sunset Park, Brooklyn, 140 58th Street -- It's so damn big! Originally built in 1918, this cavernous complex was the largest military supply base in the United States during World War II, a must for admirers of photogenic industrial beauty. And perhaps the strangest detail of all -- it's designed by Cass Gilbert, who less than a decade earlier gave Manhattan the Woolworth Building.

BROOKLYN ARMY TERMINAL Sunset Park, Brooklyn, 140 58th Street -- It's so damn big! Originally built in 1918, this cavernous complex was the largest military supply base in the United States during World War II, a must for admirers of photogenic industrial beauty. And perhaps the strangest detail of all -- it's designed by Cass Gilbert, who less than a decade earlier gave Manhattan the Woolworth Building.

[Schoolchildren enjoying a meal, Jewish Community House of Bensonhurst, Brooklyn], 1949. © Mara Vishniac Kohn, courtesy International Center of Photography.

[Schoolchildren enjoying a meal, Jewish Community House of Bensonhurst, Brooklyn], 1949. © Mara Vishniac Kohn, courtesy International Center of Photography.

A lone policeman guards the end of the trolley line on Roebling Street at the Williamsburg Bridge plaza. A stack of cobblestones and a man rolling a new tire behind him. Brooklyn, New York.  1921

A lone policeman guards the end of the trolley line on Roebling Street at the Williamsburg Bridge plaza. A stack of cobblestones and a man rolling a new tire behind him. Brooklyn, New York. 1921

clapboarded frame row houses (c. 1828), 141 Henry Street, Brooklyn Heights, New York | Flickr - Photo Sharing!

clapboarded frame row houses (c. 1828), 141 Henry Street, Brooklyn Heights, New York | Flickr - Photo Sharing!

1910 New York City Street | Brooklyn, New York circa 1910 by TheRoaring20s on DeviantArt

1910 New York City Street | Brooklyn, New York circa 1910 by TheRoaring20s on DeviantArt