Downtown 1958

Downtown 1958

Monday, February 24, 2014

The Hotel at Brighton Beach

Handcolored postcard of the hotel at Brighton Beach, at the end of Third Street.  The Brighton Beach Hotel lasted from 1899 until 1927 when it was demolished and a private home was constructed on the grounds. In later years, the acreage was sold to a religious order of sisters for use as a retirement facility.

Interesting artistic effect in that the people mostly remain in black and white but the landscaping and roof are in color.  Although it's probably due to the limitations of the time, I've seen similar effects in contemporary movie trailers to make the people stand out or to emphasize the historical nature of the piece. 

1 comment:

  1. the only lasting testament to any of the above history is the remaining coach house which is now a private residence.