Coney Island Beach and Boardwalk (East from Half Moon Hotel)
The 1920s was a prosperous period for Coney Island. This is a view of the boardwalk looking east from one of the new landmarks of this time: the large Half Moon Hotel with magnificent ocean views. Visitors to the boardwalk could rent wicker rolling chairs for a leisurely ride along the beach. In the 1940s, the hotel was turned into a maternity hospital.
Gelatin dry glass plate negative
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Irving Underhill (American, 1872-1960). Coney Island Beach and Boardwalk (East from Half Moon Hotel), 1930. Gelatin dry glass plate negative, 8 x 10 in. (20.3 x 25.4 cm). Brooklyn Museum, Brooklyn Museum/Brooklyn Public Library, Brooklyn Collection, 1996.164.8-B55107
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