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Art and Archive | The Brooklyn Daily Eagle


Come one, come all, and welcome the Brooklyn Daily Eagle Online.

The Brooklyn Daily Eagle Online is being replaced by Brooklyn Public Library’s new historic newspaper portal, Brooklyn Newsstand.

Brooklyn Newsstand is a newspaper digitization initiative between Brooklyn Public Library’s local history division — the Brooklyn Collection — and Newspapers.com. This partnership gives the public free access to the full run of the Brooklyn Daily Eagle newspaper, published from 1841 to 1955.

Thanks to a grant from the Institute of Museum and Library Sciences, Brooklyn Public Library was able to digitize a microfilmed copy the Eagle from 1841 to 1902 and make those years searchable in the Brooklyn Daily Eagle Online database. With the second phase of digitization completed by Newspapers.com, the full breadth of the Eagle, and the history it documented, is now available for general research.

Newspaper.com charges a subscription fee of around $80 a year for access to the online historic archives of hundreds of periodicals. .


The editor of the Eagle, one “Walter’ Whitman, sold copies of his legendary Leaves of Grass out of local bookstores for $2.

The issue above commemorates — which is not to say celebrates — the unification of Manhattan, Brooklyn, and the Bronx under the five boroughs scheme, viewed by editorialists as paramount to the German move on the Sudetenland: The expansion of an expanded, politicized carpetbaggers  brought the scourge of Tammany down upon on our heads.

Sadly, my BPL card has expired.

The library offers a wealth of various types of database access to online patrons.