Polar Explorer or Mast Brother?
When Allison Meier, our resident historian, sent in her article about Frederick Cook, the Brooklyn explorer who may have been the first to reach the North Pole, she sent along a variety of historical photos of Cook, along with modern shots of his red brick mansion in Bushwick.
“I like this photo, because it’s like he could live in Bushwick now,” she wrote about the image on the left. I instantly went looking for the Mast Brothers publicity shot on the right. And well, what more is there to say?