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Image of the Week

 

This glorious summer is rolling on, and we felt an urge to revisit happy times on the beach some 60 years ago. This picture was taken on the Coney Island beach by Irving Hoffman. We don't have an exact date, but it is estimated to be from the 1950s. Take that, yogis and yoginis of 2010s.

   

 

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The Brooklyn Collection is Brooklyn Public Library's local history division, providing a range of information and services about anything and everything Brooklyn. Our rich assortment of research materials and archival documents includes maps, historic Brooklyn photographs, ephemera, prints and the full run of the Brooklyn Daily Eagle.


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