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Jerome Frank photographs of Brooklyn

Call Number



1983-1988, inclusive


Frank, Jerome G. (Role: Photographer)


0.05 Linear Feet 59 items in five folders.

Language of Materials

English .


The Jerome Frank photographs of Brooklyn consist of 54 photographs documenting areas of Brooklyn during the 1980s.

Biographical note

Jerome G. Frank was born in the Bronx, N.Y. and grew up in Brooklyn. He attended Erasmus Hall High School in Brooklyn where he focused his studies in art. He then continued studying art at Brooklyn College. Frank is a painter and photographer and lives in Brooklyn. His work has been exhibited at galleries throughout New York City.


  1. Art Niche New York. "Jerome Frank." Accessed October 18, 2011.

Historical note

Brighton Laundry Company was a Brooklyn-based company established in the Coney Island neighborhood of Brooklyn. Its services included dry cleaning, rug cleaning, and fur storage. In the 1940s, after 30 years of operation, the company had $2,000,000 worth of laundry facilities, 500 employees, and 75 delivery trucks. Brighton Laundry came to be recognized throughout Brooklyn by its bright red delivery trucks. As of 2011, the original Brighton Laundry building still stands and it is used as office space for various companies. The building is located at West 6th Street and Neptune Avenue.


The collection is arranged into five folders by accession.

Scope and Contents

The Jerome Frank photographs of Brooklyn consist of 54 photographs documenting areas of Brooklyn during the 1980s. The collection includes both black-and-white and color photographs. Subjects include exterior views of the Brighton Laundry building located in Coney Island; views of areas near the boardwalk and Surf Avenue in Coney Island; views of the first annual Coney Island Mermaid Parade held in 1983; views of buildings and locations in Prospect Park; and views of buildings associated with the Brooklyn Academy of Music, among others. The photographs documenting areas of Coney Island might be of interest to researchers as they show buildings and structures that have since been demolished such as the jazz club "Land of Jazz" and the Thunderbolt roller coaster. All photographs were taken by Jerome Frank from 1983 to 1988 and include handwritten captions on the verso.

Conditions Governing Access

Open to researchers without restriction.

Conditions Governing Use

While many items at the Center for Brooklyn History are unrestricted, we do not own reproduction rights to all materials. Be aware of the several kinds of rights that might apply: copyright, licensing and trademarks. The researcher assumes all responsibility for copyright questions.

Preferred Citation

Identification of item, date (if known); Jerome Frank photographs of Brooklyn, ARC.267, Box number, Object ID number; Brooklyn Public Library, Center for Brooklyn History.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Gift of Jerome Frank, 1989, 1990, 1991, 1992, and 1996.

Physical Characteristics and Technical Requirements

If digital surrogates exist, they should be used in place of the originals whenever possible.

Other Finding Aids

Item level description and digital versions of images from the collection are available for searching via the image database in the library. Please consult library staff for more information.

Collection processed by

Patricia Glowinski

About this Guide

This finding aid was produced using ArchivesSpace on 2023-08-21 11:16:09 +0000.
Using Describing Archives: A Content Standard
Language: English

Processing Information

This collection combines the accessions V1991.111, V1992.010, V1990.062, V1989.034, and V1996.009. The 25 items from the first four accessions were combined, digitized and described on the item level prior to 2023. Accession V1996.009 was added to this collection in 2023 after being found in collection and the items from that accession have not yet been digitized.

Revisions to this Guide

March 2023: Revised by Diana Bowers to incorporate additional materials


Brooklyn Historical Society


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