Negro Family, Coney Island, Brooklyn
George Bradford Brainerd
As Coney Island became more physically and economically accessible, a growing number of tourists from a variety of classes visited the seaside locale. Here, an African American family sits in the sand and enjoys a day off. The family’s presence is indicative of the democratic spirit of Coney Island, which allowed for a vibrant, if at times uneasy, mix of races and ethnicities.
Gelatin silver photograph
image: 9 1/2 x 13 in. (24.1 x 33 cm)
sheet: 10 15/16 x 13 15/16 in. (27.8 x 35.4 cm) (show scale)
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George Bradford Brainerd (American, 1845-1887). Negro Family, Coney Island, Brooklyn, ca. 1880. Gelatin silver photograph, image: 9 1/2 x 13 in. (24.1 x 33 cm). Brooklyn Museum, Brooklyn Museum Collection, X892.6
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