Posts Tagged ‘Coney Island resorts 19th century’

A beach scene on an old Brooklyn business card

July 4, 2011

Could those be the grand old seaside hotels of lateĀ  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.