Any information on George Bradford Brainerd? His photographs are wonderful.
George Brainerd, a lifelong Brooklynite, produced a total of 2,500 photographs before his early death at age 42 in 1887.
The majority of these were images of Brooklyn, a vast documentation of the urban landscape. He photographed dams and mills, bridges and train depots, engine houses and pumping stations -- but also, especially after 1880, city dwellers and street scenes.
If you're local, and you're interested in images of Coney Island -- an entire show of Coney Island-themed art will be opening here in November. A while away, I know. ;)