Upcoming: Goodbye Coney Island?
The photo above and the one below are from an exhibition called "Goodbye Coney Island?" at the Brooklyn Museum. It consists of more than fifty photos from the museum's collection and "traces traces the evolution of this fabled part of New York over the past 125 years. Coney Island has undergone many transformations since it first became a popular resort in the nineteenth century and a prospective redevelopment plan may yet again change this section of Brooklyn." The photos will be on display from November 28, 2007–April 6, 2008, in the Visible Storage Study Center of the Luce Center for American Art. About a third of the photographs are prints of digitally scanned late nineteenth and early twentieth-century glass-plate negatives from the Brooklyn Museum collection.