Brooklyn Historical Society / Personal Correspondents

  • Brooklyn Historical Society / Personal Correspondents
  • Brooklyn Historical Society / Personal Correspondents
  • Brooklyn Historical Society / Personal Correspondents
  • Brooklyn Historical Society / Personal Correspondents
  • Brooklyn Historical Society / Personal Correspondents

Client: Brooklyn Historical Society

Project: Personal Correspondents: Photography and Letter Writing in Civil War Brooklyn

Our Role: Fabrication & Installation

Designer: Roger Westerman Design 

Description: Evocative of a long-ago era, Personal Correspondents: Photography and Letter Writing in Civil War Brooklyn at the Brooklyn Historical Society, presented a historical dialogue of a time when the only means of communication between individuals involved putting pen to paper. Encompassing only 400 square feet, the narratives, photos and personal belongings on display acted as time capsules, offering viewers a broader glimpse into the private lives of Brooklyn soldiers and their families during the American Civil War. Select examples of the hundreds of letters contained in the Museum’s collection were included in the exhibit within the institution’s historic building. New Project was brought on board to fabricate cases, a correspondent booth, and secretary station, as well as install the exhibition’s furniture and visuals, including all graphics.

Press: Newsweek, The New York Times

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