(above) Bathers in Surf, Far Rockaway Beach, Queens, c. 1897 | Photographer: Byron Company
Trylon and Perisphere at the New York World’s Fair, Flushing Meadows, Queens, 1939.
Alley Pond Park, Queens, 1936
The above images are among 68 currently on display in the exhibit “Parkcentric: Photos from the Museum of the City of New York, 1890-1940,” which features pictures of 24 different NYC parks. The archive photographs will be up at the Arsenal Gallery in Central Park from June 14 through August 30.