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Monday, January 30, 2012

Watch BAM Burn!

Studious readers of the BAM Blog might recall that the original BAM building in Brooklyn Heights burned to the ground on the morning of November 30, 1903. Now, the BAM Hamm Archives is pleased to present a video with footage of the fire itself, recently acquired from the Library of Congress. This film comes from the Congress' Paper Print Collection, which is one of the largest and most important repositories for early pre-documentary films, or what are sometimes referred to as Actuality Films. We are excited to share this fascinating historical document which offers viewers a brief glimpse of a pivotal moment in the history of BAM and Brooklyn Heights. 


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