July 28, 1948:
The Brooklyn Museum opened today a small exhibition entitled “Photographs of Steeplechase Park”. The exhibition, which consists of over 30 photographs of this famous Coney Island amusement park was arranged by Mr. Herman de Wetter, Curator of Photography.
All the photographs in the Exhibit were taken recently for Steeplechase Park and have been used for promotion purposes. They are being shown by the Photography Department of the Museum to demonstrate the kind of photography that is suitable for publicity and advertising purposes. The photographers are all noteworthy for their human interest and often for their technical perfection. Subjects like the parachute jump thrills you, while others are intriguing or amusing.
The exhibition will remain on view through July 5th.
Brooklyn Museum Archives. Records of the Department of Public Information. Press releases, 1947 - 1952. 04-06/1948, 056.