Re-enact purchase of Coney Island from Indians

Re-enact purchase of Coney Island from Indians
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Title: Re-enact purchase of Coney Island from Indians

Caption: "Re-enact purchase of Coney Island from Indians--The purchase of Coney Island by the Dutch from the Indians is re-enacted at a luncheon celebrating the 300th anniversary of the event at Garguilo's Restaurant, W. 15th St. and Mermaid Ave. Oscar Schneider and George L. Right and John McDonald as Jo WIlson hand over two guns and three pounds of 'gunpowder' with Jules One Arrow and Chief Earl Two Bears as the Indians, as part of the purchase price for the land. At the right is Mrs. Tracy S. Voorhees, wife of the former Undersecretary of the Army, whose ancestor Stephen voorhees was clerk of the old town of Gravesend and who signed the originan purchse document."

Date: 1954
Location: Brooklyn (New York, N.Y.)
Coney Island (New York, N.Y.)
Creator: Brooklyn eagle.
More Details: On verso: date stamped: May 8, 1954; Brooklyn Eagle stamp.
Title from caption on verso.
Collection: Coney Island
Subject: Historical reenactments
Indians of North America
Institution: Brooklyn Public Library, Brooklyn Collection.
Medium: 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 0202