Peek Inside 38 Different Brooklyn Homes From The ’70s

Dinanda Nooney’s At Home in Brooklyn photograph series was the result of over a year of almost daily work, crisscrossing the borough to photograph normal people inside their homes — long before decorating blogs and Pinterest made it hip to snoop.

Dinanda Nooney’s project looked inside Brooklyn before it was the cool (and expensive) borough for the hipster elite, crisscrossing neighborhoods to look inside real people’s homes. Nooney died in 2004, but her daughter Jill told BuzzFeed that “she would love the fact the images are getting some play.” You can look at 576 of her photographs online at the New York Public Library site.

1. Julie Merz, Boerum Hill, 1978.

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2. The Burkes, Bedford-Stuyvesant, 1978.

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3. The Redds, Clinton Hill, 1978.

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Dinanda Nooney / Via New York Public Library

4. The Christys, Bedford-Stuyvesant, 1978.

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5. Joe Roifer and friend, Prospect Heights, 1978.

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Dinanda Nooney / Via New York Public Library

6. The Grecos, Flatbush, 1978.

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Dinanda Nooney / Via New York Public Library

7. Thompson Faulkner, Bedford-Stuyvesant, 1978.

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8. Earl Scott, Boerum Hill, 1978.

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9. The Sponakoses, Coney Island, 1978.

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10. The Schicks, Fort Greene, 1978.

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11. The Pantanos, Carroll Gardens, 1978.

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12. The Saaris, Park Slope, 1978.

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13. The Thorns, Flatbush, 1978.

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14. Bernice and Beresford Sealy, Flatbush, 1978.

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16. The Quiñones, Bedford-Stuyvesant, 1978.

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Dinanda Nooney / Via New York Public Library
Dinanda Nooney / Via New York Public Library

17. The Nathansons, Flatbush, 1978.

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Dinanda Nooney / Via New York Public Library

18. Julius and Sally Meizels, Prospect Heights, 1978.

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19. Milton Briggs, Boerum Hill, 1978.

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20. Hattie Carthan, Bedford-Stuyvesant, 1978.

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21. Home of Ed Buxbaum, Boerum Hill, 1978.

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22. Bennett Durand, Clinton Hill, 1978.

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23. John Yrizarry, Flatbush, 1978.

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24. Steve Roman, Bay Ridge, 1978.

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25. Jean and Helen Gazagnaire, Cobble Hill, 1978.

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Dinanda Nooney / Via New York Public Library

26. Dorothy and Lisa Howard, Bedford-Stuyvesant, 1978.

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27. The McDonough children, Bay Ridge, 1978.

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28. The Wieners, Carroll Gardens, 1978.

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29. George and Mary Williamson, Bay Ridge, 1978.

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30. Carol Sullivan, Clinton Hill, 1978.

31. Jonathan and Dorothy Nelson, Bedford-Stuyvesant, 1978.

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32. The Iorios, Flatbush, 1978.

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33. The Prestigias, Boerum Hill, 1978.

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34. Doris Perkins, Bedford-Stuyvesant, 1978.

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35. Lucy Bitzer, Clinton Hill, 1978.

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36. John and Elinore Koechley, Bay Ridge, 1978.

Dinanda Rooney / Via New York Public Library
Dinanda Nooney / Via New York Public Library

37. The Depases, Fort Greene, 1978.

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Dinanda Nooney / Via New York Public Library

38. Sonya Freedman, Flatbush, 1978.

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