Toll gate on the Coney Island Plank Road

Toll gate on the Coney Island Plank Road
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Title: Toll gate on the Coney Island Plank Road

Lithograph of small wood building, three horse-drawn carriages in foreground, road on right, and trees in background. Caption: "Toll gate on the Coney Island Plank Road as it looked on Feb. 21, 1857. Extending from 15th St. at about the 'Brooklyn city line to Coney Island with a toll gate at each extremity, this is now Coney Island Ave. It was often thronged of a fine afternoon in summer with every description of carriages & horses, and was rated as the drive where sporting men of twenty years ago (1860) were accostumed to exhibit the fine qualities of their thoroughbreds'. --Stockwell"

Date: 1857
Location: Brooklyn (New York, N.Y.)
Coney Island (New York, N.Y.)
More Details: On recto: typeset caption at bottom of image: "Toll gate on the Coney Island Plank Road; New York, Saturday, February 21, 1857."
Title from caption written in pencil on verso.
Collection: Coney Island
Subject: Carriages and carts
Horse-drawn vehicles
Toll roads
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 0359