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Old Eighth Avenue

Remember when a walk along Eighth Avenue in Brooklyn was like
visiting a Scandinavian shopping district?

Take a look at this "street map" and collection of old advertisements, painstakingly collected from the archives of various publications by Arnie Bergman, and see if the names of the many stores and shops evoke a memory or a recollection of days gone by. Begin the tour below, and don't forget to turn on your speakers, and use the controls to start & stop as you wish.

  • 54-55
    54th Street to 55th Street
  • 55-56
    55th Street to 56th Street
  • 56-57
    56th Street to 57th Street
  • 57-58
    57th Street to 58th Street
  • 57more
    More of 57th Street
  • 58-59
    58th Street to 59th Street
  • 59-60
    59th Street to 60th Street


We have also started a collection of vintage photographs of old Eighth Avenue. Click here to view the pictures and perhaps recognize a familiar face or storefront! If you have any old photos you would like to add to our online collection, please . All photos will be returned safely.

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Scandinavian East Coast Museum
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