Photo of the Week: Happy New Year

[Winter sunset, Coney Island], 1968/01/21, v1988.12.85; Otto Dreschmeyer Brooklyn slides, v1988.012; Brooklyn Historical Society.

[Winter sunset, Coney Island], 1968/01/21, v1988.12.85; Otto Dreschmeyer Brooklyn slides, v1988.012; Brooklyn Historical Society.

There’s something beautiful and peaceful about the beach during the winter. I love this photograph by Otto Dreschmeyer depicting a Coney Island sunset in January 1968. I hope to experience at least a few of these in person during the New Year. What are you resolving to do in the coming year? Whatever it may be, we wish you a healthy, happy, and abundant 2017!

This photograph comes from the Otto Dreschmeyer Brooklyn slides collection that comprises 157 color slides dating from 1965 to 1968. Dreschmeyer was an amateur photographer and lifelong resident of the Ridgewood neighborhood of Queens. We know little else about his life, but his photographs display a snapshot of some of his experiences throughout Brooklyn including images from the annual Brooklyn Memorial Day parade, Brooklyn Botanic Gardens, and beach scenes throughout Sheepshead Bay to Coney Island and Rockaway Point in Queens. To see more photographs from this collection, check out this gallery.

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. library@brooklynhistory.org

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