Coney Island in the gay 90s

Coney Island in the gay 90s
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Title: Coney Island in the gay 90s

Drawing. Crowd at beach at Coney Island in costume of 1890s; in foreground boy and girl riding donkeys beaten by companions with sticks, mother wading in water with two girls (one cut off) held by hand, two girls digging sand, three men observing a juggler or mountebank, peddler offering trinkets to three women; observatory, banners, tents, pavilions (one reading "Clam Chowder") in background.Caption: "Coney Island in the gay 90s was a little less crowded but quite as gay as it is today."

Date: [189-?]
Location: Brooklyn (New York, N.Y.)
Coney Island (New York, N.Y.)
More Details: Title from typed caption on recto.
Collection: Coney Island
Subject: Beaches
Institution: Brooklyn Public Library, Brooklyn Collection.
Medium: Drawings.
Gelatin silver prints.
Photographic prints.
Rights: Copyright restrictions apply to the use of this image. For more information or to obtain a photographic reproduction of this image, contact the Brooklyn Collection at Brooklyn Public Library
ID: CONE 0033