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.
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
c/o Lutheran Elementary School •440 Ovington Avenue •Brooklyn, NY 11209