About This Item


  • TitleIt's first day of winter
  • Call NumberCLUB_0452
  • SummaryCaption: "It's first day of winter--And Brooklyn's Albert Wetzler, winter vacationing at Grossinger's, celebrates by breaking through the ice for an invigorating (English translation cold) swim in the lake. Skater Maureen Millerick pauses in her skating and shivers. Mr. W. belongs to the Polar Bear Club, whose members regularly perform winter swimming rites at Coney Island."
  • Date1949
  • Formatstill image
  • Physical Description1 photographic print : black & white ; 10 x 8 in.
  • Genrenegatives (photographs)photocopies
  • NoteGrease pencil cropping marks. Date stamped on verso: Dec. 21, 1949. Title from caption on verso.
  • Publisher[Brooklyn Eagle]
  • SubjectPolar Bear Club (New York, N.Y.) ; Lakes -- New York (State) -- New York ; Skaters -- New York (State) -- New York ; Snow -- New York (State) -- New York ; Swimmers -- New York (State) -- New York
  • CollectionBrooklyn Daily Eagle photographs
  • PlaceOther place
  • LocationGrossinger (N.Y.)
  • Cite AsBrooklyn Daily Eagle photographs, Brooklyn Public Library, Brooklyn Collection
  • RightsCopyright restrictions apply to the use of this work. For more information or to obtain a reproduction of this work, contact the Brooklyn Collection at Brooklyn Public Library.