"Coney Island" [Parachute Jump]
Originally built for the 1939 New York World’s Fair, the Parachute Jump has been a Coney Island landmark since 1941. Stephen Salmieri photographed the structure seven years after the ride ceased operating, when urban decline resulted in a vastly changed landscape.
Gelatin silver photograph
image: 8 x 10 in. (20.3 x 25.4 cm)
sheet: 10 15/16 x 13 15/16 in. (27.8 x 35.4 cm) (show scale)
Signed verso in graphite: "Salmieri"
Titled verso in graphite: "1971 Coney Island"
Gift of Edward Klein
This item is not on view
Stephen Salmieri (American, born 1945). "Coney Island" [Parachute Jump], 1971. Gelatin silver photograph, image: 8 x 10 in. (20.3 x 25.4 cm). Brooklyn Museum, Gift of Edward Klein, 82.201.13. © artist or artist's estate (Photo: Brooklyn Museum, 82.201.13_PS2.jpg)
overall, 82.201.13_PS2.jpg. Brooklyn Museum photograph, 2009
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