About This Item


  • TitleCables and iron cow
  • Call NumberBRAI_0009
  • SummarySection of Culver Plaza in Coney Island with boardwalk and several benches (profile of man wearing suit and hat is sitting at one), tables, and street lamps in foreground and several buildings including a gazebo with iron cow sculpture and Cable's, presumably an eating/drinking establishment, in background.
  • Date1879
  • Formatstill image
  • Physical Description1 photographic print : black & white, gelatin silver ; 8 x 10 in.
  • Genregelatin silver printsphotographic prints
  • NoteDate from inscription on verso of copy 2. On verso of copy 2: "In 1879 Culver Plaza was gas-lit." Title from typed label on verso. Collection owned jointly by Brooklyn Public Library and Brooklyn Museum; original glass plate negatives held by Brooklyn Museum.
  • CreatorBrainerd, George Bradford, 1845-1887 [photographer]
  • SubjectAmusement parks -- New York (State) -- New York ; Boardwalks -- New York (State) -- New York [lctgm]
  • PlaceBrooklyn (New York, N.Y.)Coney Island (New York, N.Y.)
  • Cite AsGeorge Bradford Brainerd photograph collection, Brooklyn Museum/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.