Vintage Photographs Show What Brooklyn Really Looked Like in the 1950s by Matt Coneybeare on Nov. 5, 2015 at 3:29 PM at 3:29 PM on November 5, 2015 May 25, 1950: Cop grins broadly as driver of one of the first cars to enter the Brooklyn end of the Brooklyn Battery Tunnel hands him his ticket. Photo: Paul Bernius Passengers leaving ferry in Brooklyn. Photo: George Marks People relaxing on the sea front at Coney Island, New York. Photo: Ernst Haas This aerial photo, from high above Brooklyn, shows Ebbets Field in 1950. Photo: Mark Rucker The beach at Coney Island. The parachute ride is visible in the background, 1952. Photo: Margaret Bourke-White Models from the CBS gameshow, "The Big Payoff," Cindy Robbins and Pat Conway ride The Whip designed and built by W.F. Mangels Company of Coney Island, at Steeplechase Park. Coney Island, Brooklyn, NY. Photo: CBS Photo Archive A group of workers getting refreshments from a portable snack stand underneath Brooklyn Bridge. Photo: Three Lions Fans celebrating Dodgers' World Series victory, 1955, Brooklyn. Photo: Martha Holmes The Lefferts Homestead in Prospect Park, Brooklyn, 1955. Photo: A. E. French—Archive Photos Photo of Marquees Venues, 1956, New York, Flatbush and DeKalb, Brooklyn Paramount Theatre. Photo: Michael Ochs Archives Students at Brooklyn School of Automotive Trades and members of the Automotive Custom Crafters Club are pledged to provide honest service to the motoring public without charge. Here they give a driver a push start, 1956. Photo: Three Lions Three young boys enjoy the animals in the window of Boro Pet Center in Brooklyn Heights in March 1958. Photo: David Attie via TIME vintage photography Something wrong with this post? Let us know! Share This Post Shop Related Products… If You Liked This, You May Enjoy… Vintage Photos of Everyday Life in New York City Discovered Hidden in Attic 50 Years Later Vintage Photographs from the New York Auto Show in the 1950's Vintage Photograph Shows Times Square Illuminated at Night in 1923 TIME/LIFE Slideshow Shows a Century of New York City Through Vintage Photographs Brought To You By… Subscribe to Viewing NYC by Email Email Address If you are a human, ignore this field Daily Weekly Both We hate spam too, so we absolutely won't give your email address to anybody else. Expect emails containing the site's most popular articles only as frequently as you like.