Vintage Photographs Show What Brooklyn Really Looked Like in the 1950s by Matt Coneybeare at 3:29 PM on November 5, 2015 on Nov. 5, 2015 at 3:29 PM 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 Matt Coneybeare Founder, Publisher and Editor-in-Chief Matt enjoys exploring the City's food scene with his Wife and the outdoors with their three dogs. He is an avid marathon runner, and spends most of his time working from a treadmill desk at home. Posts by Matt Coneybeare Share This Post Brought To You By... If You Liked This, You May Enjoy… Vintage Photograph Looking Down on Columbus Circle Circa in 1954 by Matt Coneybeare at 4:38 PM on July 19, 2015 on Jul. 19, 2015 at 4:38 PM Vintage Photograph of Men Hauling Clothes in the Garment District Circa 1955 by Matt Coneybeare at 8:55 AM on March 21, 2016 on Mar. 21, 2016 at 8:55 AM Vintage Photos of Everyday Life in New York City Discovered Hidden in Attic 50 Years Later by Matt Coneybeare at 10:01 AM on December 19, 2015 on Dec. 19, 2015 at 10:01 AM 1957 Times Square, The Good Old Days When You Could See a Llama in a Taxicab by Matt Coneybeare at 11:45 AM on October 17, 2015 on Oct. 17, 2015 at 11:45 AM 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.