197 items, including color slides, negatives, contact sheets, and black-and-white prints, taken by resident Edna Glyde, circa 1940 to 1967. Images chronicle urban conditions in Brooklyn Heights, Downtown, Fulton Ferry, and Navy Yard areas of Brooklyn. Exterior shots of Brooklyn Heights homes concentrate on architectural details, such as ironwork, stoops, and decorative accents.
In addition, rooftop views from Brooklyn Heights provide limited skyline views of Brooklyn. These images also show signs of change and growth in the borough during the 1940s and 1950s, such as food ration notices during World War II, the elevated subway lines prior to demolition, the newly-constructed Brooklyn-Queens Expressway, and abandoned or demolished buildings.
Businesses, warehouses, and small construction projects in these neighborhoods are also depicted.
Color slides in the collection date from 1964 to 1967, and concentrate largely on the Brooklyn Heights neighborhood, especially around Columbia Heights and the Brooklyn Heights Promenade. These slides show views of the New York Harbor, Manhattan skyline, piers, and the Brooklyn Bridge.