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Guide to the Anders Goldfarb Photographs of Coney Island V1992.048

128 Pierrepont Street
Brooklyn, NY, 11201

Brooklyn Historical Society

Collection processed by Leah Loscutoff

This finding aid was produced using the Archivists' Toolkit on March 17, 2015
Finding aid written in English using Describing Archives: A Content Standard

 Revised by John Zarrillo 2015

Descriptive Summary

Creator: Goldfarb, Anders, 1954-
Title: Anders Goldfarb photographs of Coney Island
Dates: 1984
Dates [bulk]: Bulk, 1984
Abstract: The Anders Goldfarb photographs of Coney Island contain 68 black and white prints of the area in the year 1984.
Quantity: 68.0 items
Call Phrase: V1992.048

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Biographical note

Anders Goldfarb (1954-) is a documentary photographer based in New York City. He was born in Brooklyn, and raised in the Flushing neighborhood of Queens. He received a B.A. in anthropology from SUNY Stony Brook in 1975, and a M.F.A. in photography from SUNY New Paltz in 1986. He then moved to the Greenpoint neighborhood of Brooklyn. Goldfarb received a Leopold Foundation Grant in 1984 and was awarded the Puffin Foundation Grant in 2009. He has taught photography at the College of New Rochelle, Cooper Union, and other schools. Since 1986, his work has been published in numerous newspapers, magazines, and books, and his photographs have been exhibited internationally.

For more information please see his website at:

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Scope and Contents

This collection contains 68 black-and-white photographs taken at Coney Island by Anders Goldfarb in 1984. The photographs document Coney Island's beaches, boardwalk, and amusements (including the Wonder Wheel and the Cyclone). It includes portraits of Coney Island residents and visitors.

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Access Points

Subject Names

  • Goldfarb, Anders, 1954-

Document Type

  • Black-and-white prints (photographs)
  • Photographs
  • Portraits

Subject Topics

  • Amusement parks -- New York (State) -- Kings County
  • Beaches -- New York (State) -- Kings County
  • Boardwalks -- New York (State) -- Kings County
  • Documentary photography
  • Photographers -- New York (State) -- Kings County

Subject Places

  • Brooklyn (New York, N.Y.)
  • Coney Island (New York, N.Y.)

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Administrative Information

Conditions Governing Access

Open to researchers without restriction.

Conditions Governing Use note

Rights to the photographs have been retained by their creator. All uses beyond fair use requires a licensing agreement as per Title 17 of the U.S. Copyright Law. For more information on licensing images please see our Rights and Reproductions policies or contact the library staff.

Preferred Citation

Identification of item, 1984; Anders Goldfarb Photographs of Coney Island, V1992.048, Box and Folder number; Brooklyn Historical Society.

Immediate Source of Acquisition note

Donated by Anders Goldfarb in 1992.

Processing Information note

This collection is processed to the item-level in our image database.

Existence and Location of Originals note

Item-level description and digital versions of images from the collection are available for searching via the online image database

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