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Brooklyn, Through the Ages

Apr 28, 2008 3:49 PM | 0 comments

What made the front page back in 1888 is quite different than today’s news. Take a look at what the Brooklyn Daily Eagle, a major Brooklyn newspaper from 1841 to 1955, was reporting on its front page on April 28, 1888:

  • Thirty new passenger coaches were delivered to the New York Central and Hudson River Railroads.
  • Permits for the ownership of new buildings were less in demand than the year before.
  • The fourth annual dinner of the Apollo Club took place at Remsen Hall. 


How do you think people in the future will look at what made the front page of our newspapers today?


If you are curious about the history of Brooklyn, check out Brooklyn Public Library’s website for full access to the Brooklyn Daily Eagle from 1841 to 1902.
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