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Title Williamsburgh
Collection Eugene L. Armbruster photographs and scrapbooks
Photographer Armbruster, Eugene L., 1865-1943
Image ID v1974.022.2.079
Date 1909
Description Text from Hon. J.H. Mather's "Geography of the State of New York, 1847."

Due to its rapid growth and proximity to New York City, Williamsburgh was organized into its own town in 1840. Was the residence of businessmen working in Manhattan, who traveled to the City via steam-ferries. The population of Williamsburgh in 1847, according to the text, was about 12000.

Scrapbook page from "Bushwick and her neighbors, Vol.2"

Place Names Brooklyn (New York, N.Y.)
Williamsburg (New York, N.Y.)
Franklin Avenue (Brooklyn, N.Y.)
Subject Headings Businessmen
Steamboats
Ferries
Copyright Public domain