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Untitled (The Half Moon Hotel, Coney Island, Ocean Baptism)

Harvey R. Zipkin

Photography

A seemingly endless stretch of empty beach underscores the tranquility of this scene photographed by Harvey Zipkin. A small African American congregation heads to the water for a baptism. In the distance sits the Half Moon Hotel, a once popular Coney Island venue that was demolished in 1996, two years after this image was taken.
MEDIUM Gelatin silver photograph
DATES 1994
DIMENSIONS sheet: 16 x 20 image: 11 3/4 x 17 in.
SIGNATURE Signed upper right verso in pencil: "Harvey R. Zipkin"
COLLECTIONS Photography
MUSEUM LOCATION This item is not on view
ACCESSION NUMBER 1994.141.1
CREDIT LINE Gift of the artist
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