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Vintage Photo of the Week: Who’s Your Valentine?

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From Brooklyn Historical Society:

In case you forgot, Valentine’s Day is once again upon us.  This week’s photograph is just your pleasant reminder to run out for the last box of chocolates or diamond delicacy because tomorrow might be as hectic as Tax Day, Black Friday, or Christmas Eve.  It’s also a reminder of this institution’s love for the photographs of Harry Kalmus, photographer of Jewish Flatbush in the 1950s.  Here is a pair of aurally skilled twins, Ann and Stan Moel, in what looks like the moments before or after Ann’s marriage ceremony.  For those of you seeing Kalmus’s photographs for the first time, do check out the finding aid for his collection and the blog posts with more samples of his great photographs.  And, Happy Valentine’s Day!