The best source for information would be:

Brooklyn Historical Society
128 Pierrepont Street
New York (Brooklyn P.O.), NY 11201

Tel: 718/222-4111
Fax: 718/222-3794

eMail: [log in to unmask]

The next best source would be:

The Brooklyn Collection
Brooklyn Public Library
Grand Army Plaza
New York (Brooklyn P.O.), NY 11238

Tel:  718/230-2762
Fax: 718/857-2245

eMail reference service:

I hope this information is useful or, at least, interesting.

Wishing all a Ziessen Pesach (a sweet Passover)*,

Walter Greenspan
Great Falls, MT & Jericho, NY

* The 8-day Jewish Biblical Festival of Pesach (PEH-sahkh, PAY-sahkh = 
Passsover, Ex. 12:14-20, 13:1-10 and Lev. 23:4-8) began on the 15th day of the 
month of Nissan (that's the Babylonian 'Nissan', not the Japanese 'Nissan'), 
which this year was at sundown on Monday, April 18 on the civil calendar.