Final BHS Visit

On my final visit to the Brooklyn Historical Society my group viewed the Gabriel Furman papers. These papers were pretty interesting being it was sort of similar to our online blog post, however, during his time period he did not have any computers to generate a blog post as we do today. On one page we looked at a list of people who died in result of some diseases, and on another we read about a very descriptive fire. The writing was so descriptive almost as if he were there at that very moment jotting down what he was seeing. I feel this was a good way to leave the BHS because the pages that were given to us to view pretty much summed up our theme which has been Fire, Disease, and Disaster and how it has helped shape Brooklyn.

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