Swimming at Coney Island

Eager bathers swim at Coney Island, even though salt water bathing was a novel idea in the nineteenth century. In the distance can be seen establishments such as Manhattan Beach Bathing Pavilion, Brighton Beach Bathing Pavilion, and Mrs. Vanderveer's Voorhees', provided ropes poles and lifeboats, while hotels and restaurants offered food and rented bathing suits.

Date:
1890 circa 15 years
Original Format:
Photographic Print
Item#:
MES00602
Height:
1811px
Width:
2381px
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