This week’s photo is to acknowledge the Festival of Lights, Chanukkah. The festival began on Tuesday at sundown and continues all the way to Christmas Eve! Enjoy the chocolates, dreidl spinning, and fried food. If you find yourself unfamiliar with this holiday, read more here.
The above stereograph is of Luna Park in its heyday when electricity was still a novelty and Coney Island was a major attraction. A new Luna Park opened in Coney Island in 2005 and consists of a combination of amusement park attractions, retail shops, and residences.
A stereograph is a photographic technique that renders a 3-d image when viewed through a stereoviewer. The obsession with stereographs continues today: the New York Steroscopic Society, The Stereoscopic Society (in the UK), and the National Stereoscopic Association offer information and events in which to participate.
Interested in seeing more photos from BHS’s collection? Visit our online image gallery, which includes a selection of our images. Interested in seeing even more historic Brooklyn images? Visit our Brooklyn Visual Heritage website here. To search BHS’s entire collection of images, archives, maps, and special collections visit BHS’s Othmer Library Wed-Sat, 1:00-5:00 p.m. firstname.lastname@example.org