A beach scene on an old Brooklyn business card

Could those be the grand old seaside hotels of late  19th century Brighton Beach, Coney Island, or Bath Beach in this vintage business card?

It’s part of the Brooklyn Public Library’s Fulton Street Trade Card Collection, a fascinating digital archive of Brooklyn business ephemera and proof that the advertising biz more than 100 years ago was just as cloying as it is today.

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2 Responses to “A beach scene on an old Brooklyn business card”

  1. T.J. Connick Says:

    Could be a beach scene in Brooklyn (with plenty of artistic license), but if you’re starting a betting pool, give me Narragansett, RI.

    Bufford, the lithographer, was a New Englander; it wouldn’t surprise that his generic images gravitated to home.

  2. wildnewyork Says:

    Well, at least Culliford’s was in Brooklyn.

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