The Old Print Shop

The Brighton Beach Fair Grounds, Coney Island.

  • ARTIST: Paul Frenzeny

  • PUBLISHER: Published in Harper's Weekly,

  • MEDIUM: Wood engraving with modern handcoloring,

    DATE: 1879.

  • EDITION SIZE: Image size 9 1/8 x 13 3/8".

  • DESCRIPTION: Brighton Beach was initially developed by William A. Engeman. He built this racetrack which opened in 1879 just north of Brighton Beach Avenue. It immediately became New York's most popular site for horse racing. The track closed in 1908.


  • CONDITION: Good condition with modern hand color.

  • REFERENCE: August 30, 1879 pp.684.