Coney Island

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2 images
Photograph by
Barboza, Anthony, American, born 1944
Medium
silver and photographic gelatin on photographic paper
Dimensions
H x W (sheet): 9 7/16 × 13 3/4 in. (23.9 × 35 cm)
H x W (image): 8 1/2 × 9 in. (21.6 × 22.8 cm)
Type
gelatin silver prints
Place captured
Coney Island, New York City, New York, United States, North and Central America
Date
1976
Description
A black and white photograph of a man and a woman on a busy street corner in Coney Island, New York. The woman stands center frame with her back to the camera, in front of the man who is only partially visible. He is facing her and her face is turned away from him, looking towards the right. She wears a striped shirt and has a small bag over her shoulder. He wears a hat and sunglasses. Behind them to the left of the image is a restaurant advertising Bar, Bar-b-q, Coca-Cola, and corn on the cob. Behind them to the right are crowds of people on the street, parked cars, and strands of decorative lights strung across the street. A street sign reads "W 12th." The title, date, and photographer's signature are inscribed on the back.
Topic
African American
Amusements
Cooking and dining
Photography
Recreation
Urban life
Credit Line
Collection of the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture
Object number
2016.99.44
Restrictions & Rights
© Anthony Barboza
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National Museum of African American History and Culture Collection
Classification
Media Arts-Photography
Data Source
National Museum of African American History and Culture

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