Photo of the Week: Happy Fourth of July!

Sunset, Coney Island, 1965, V1988.12.112;Otto Dreschmeyer Brooklyn slides,v1988.12; Brooklyn Historical Society.

Sunset, Coney Island, 1965, V1988.12.112;Otto Dreschmeyer Brooklyn slides,v1988.12; Brooklyn Historical Society.

We hope you had a festive and relaxing holiday weekend! Watching the annual fireworks is one of my favorite Fourth of July traditions. With that in mind, the photo of the week depicts a fireworks display at Coney Island in 1965.

This photograph comes from the Otto Dreschmeyer Brooklyn slides collection comprised of 157 color slides taken by Dreschmeyer in Brooklyn from 1965 to 1968. Dreschmeyer was a lifelong resident of the Ridgewood neighborhood of Queens. Some highlights of the collection include the annual Brooklyn Memorial Day parade and beach scenes from Sheepshead Bay and Coney Island. 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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