Facing the sea

Facing the sea
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Title: Facing the sea

Architectural model of proposed New York Aquarium in Coney Island. Captions: 1953: "Facing the sea--The new New York Aquarium, shown in model, will be at foot of Ocean Ave. The institution will serve not only the locality but the entire city, the country and the world. It will be one of the main attractions of New York;" 1954: "First shovel poised--Model in photo above shows what Coney Island Aquarium will look like when completed on 12 acres facing sea at Surf Ave. and W. 8th St. Work on first section of great exhibition hall officially gets under way today with ground-breaking ceremonies. Aquarium is part of overall Coney Island rejuvenation;" 1955: "By the sea--Ground was broken for the new super-duper Aquarium at Coney Island, shown in model stage."

Date: 1953
Location: Brooklyn (New York, N.Y.)
Coney Island (New York, N.Y.)
Creator: Brooklyn eagle.
More Details: On verso: captions stamped: Jan. 25, 1953, Oct. 24, 1954, and Jan. 2, 1955; Brooklyn Eagle stamp.
Retouched with ink and white paint.
Title from earliest caption on verso.
Collection: Coney Island
Subject: New York Aquarium.
Institution: Brooklyn Public Library, Brooklyn Collection.
Medium: Photographic prints.
Gelatin silver 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 0007