The photo of the week depicts the Coney Island boardwalk during the summer of 1958. This photograph comes from the John D. Morrell photographs collection comprised of over 2,000 photographs taken between 1958 and 1963. The photographs are documentary in nature and focus primarily on buildings and street scenes throughout Brooklyn. John D. Morrell was an assistant librarian at Long Island Historical Society (now Brooklyn Historical Society) and donated the photographs to BHS.
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