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[Crowd at Coney Island beach, Brooklyn]

Date July 4, 1942
Location New York United States
Dimensions Image: 9 5/8 x 7 1/4 in. (24.4 x 18.4 cm)
Paper: 10 x 8 1/8 in. (25.4 x 20.6 cm)
Mat: 20 x 16 in. (50.8 x 40.6 cm)
Print medium Photo-Gelatin silver

“The crowd came later, according to Weegee, who wanted a photo that showed some beach and not too many people. The masked man said he was a laundry man, but would only be photographed incognito. The mask is a gag of his; he calls himself the Spider, and likes to frighten people.” PM, July 5, 1942
Notes: Looking northwest, from Bushman Baths (on the far right) to the Ferris wheel at Steeplechase Park and the Parachute Jump, which was moved from the 1939 World’s Fair to Coney Island in 1940.


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Credit line

Bequest of Wilma Wilcox, 1993

Feedback Accession No. 2044.1993