History At Home: This Day In The Brooklyn Daily Eagle

History At Home: This Day In The Brooklyn Daily Eagle

As we wander about our modern neighborhood, caught up in the hustle and bustle of everyday life, it’s easy to ignore the long and vibrant history of our community. Let’s remedy that. Every weekend, we’ll take a step back, with the help of the Brooklyn Daily Eagle archives, and explore what was happening around South Slope over a century ago.

On August 17, 1902, “shocking” things were happening in area bedrooms.

The PJ Girl
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Pajama Girl

On the same day, a 16th Street plumber was moving on to a different line of work.

Good Paying Plumbing Shop 1902

Finally, a 10th street psychic was ready to show South Brooklyn the future…unless it was a Thursday or a Sunday (because everybody knows the future is cloudy on Thursdays and Sundays).

True Psychic 10th Street 1902
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