Guide to the Collection of Fred Firschein. Blake Avenue, East New York (New York, N.Y.) Color Slides, May 1962
 
*P-926

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Machine-readable finding aid created by Tanya Elder as MS Word document, November 14, 2011. Finding aid was encoded by Marvin Rusinek on November 16, 2011. Description is in English.

Descriptive Summary

Creator: Firschein, Fred
Title: Fred Firschein. Blake Avenue, East New York (New York, N.Y.) Color Slides, collection
Dates:May 1962
Abstract: The collection contains eight (8) color slide photographs taken by Fred Firschein, a one-time resident of East New York, a neighborhood in Brooklyn, New York. Firschein writes in a letter regarding the collection, "The slides are dated May of 1962 and they depict a neighborhood area on Blake Ave. near Ashford St. There were push carts selling all kinds of fresh fruits and vegetables, stores selling spices, sour pickles and sour tomatoes from the barrel and Morris Meat Market selling, of course, all kinds of Kosher meats."
Languages: The collection is in English.
Quantity: 1 folder
Identification: P-926
Repository: American Jewish Historical Society
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Historical Sketch

East New York, located in Eastern Brooklyn surrounded by Brownsville, Jamaica Bay, and the Queens borough border, was developed during the 1830s. The area eventually became home to immigrant populations of Jews, Italians and Slavs who sought manufacturing jobs by the 1930s. A wave of Puerto Ricans escaping poor economic conditions in Puerto Rico combined with African-Americans seeking industrial jobs slowly changed the area as original populations left after World War II when manufacturing and industrial jobs began to leave New York City. Today, the area is predominately African-American and Hispanic.

Fred Firschein, who took the images in this collection, was a former resident of East New York.

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Scope and Content Note

The collection contains eight (8) color slide photographs taken by Fred Firschein, a one-time resident of East New York, a neighborhood in Brooklyn, New York. Firschein writes in a letter regarding the collection, "The slides are dated May of 1962 and they depict a neighborhood area on Blake Ave. near Ashford St. There were push carts selling all kinds of fresh fruits and vegetables, stores selling spices, sour pickles and sour tomatoes from the barrel and Morris Meat Market selling, of course, all kinds of Kosher meats."

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Arrangement

The collection is arranged into a single series as follows:

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Access and Use

Access Restrictions

The collection is open to all researchers by permission of the Director of Library and Archives of the American Jewish Historical Society, except items that are restricted due to their fragility.

Use Restrictions

Information concerning the literary rights may be obtained from the Director of Library and Archives of the American Jewish Historical Society. Users must apply in writing for permission to quote, reproduce or otherwise publish manuscript materials found in this collection. For more information contact:
American Jewish Historical Society, Center for Jewish History, 15 West 16th Street, New York, NY, 10011
email: reference@ajhs.org

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Preferred Citation

Published citations should take the following form:
Identification of item, date (if known); Fred Firschein. Blake Avenue, East New York (New York, N.Y.) Color Slides, collection; P-926; box number; folder number; American Jewish Historical Society, New York, NY, and Boston, MA.

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Acquisition Information

Donated by Fred Firschein in 2009.

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Access Points

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Container List

The following section contains a detailed listing of the materials in the collection.

 

Fred Firschein. Blake Avenue, East New York (New York, N.Y.) Color Slides collection, May 1962

English.
1 folder.
Scope and Content:

See collection Scope and Content Note.

BoxFolderTitleDate
CB#6 1 Blake Avenue, East New York, Brooklyn, NY Color Slides May 1962
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