Museum in the Wilderness Part 2

Eugene Wemlinger. Brooklyn Museum, Prospect Park, Brooklyn, ca. 1903-1910. Brooklyn Museum:Brooklyn Public Library, Brooklyn Collection, 1996.164.10-32.

I was stunned to see this picture of the Brooklyn Museum before there was an Eastern parkway. I used to live in this neighborhood and enjoyed walking through the busy streets and up Washington Avenue until the Museum appeared– like walking into clearing in the forest only to find a bear!

My brain barely computes the vast expanse of ground + Brooklyn Museum in the above photograph. Thanks Brooklyn Museum Blog! You’re the best.

Initial Wing of the Museum and nearby farmland, 1898

See the first installment of Museums in the Wilderness.

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