Brooklyn, Lost and Found

barnss.gif A little treasure trove of photos taken by a long-forgotten photographer was recently rediscovered and will be shown at Underbridge Pictures in the DUMBO gallery collective at 111 Front Street. Clinton Irving Jones set out to capture the fast disappearing landscape of barns, farmhouses, and open space before Brooklyn completely succumbed to industrialization fultons.gifand residential development. Little is known about the photographer and the photos — made from glass plate negatives — which have never been seen before. The exhibit, Brooklyn In 1900, will open Sept. 14 and run through Nov. 5.

3 Responses to Brooklyn, Lost and Found

  1. neath says:

    nice blog! Thanks for the link to this show, looks like it will be incredible!

  2. […] Underbridge Pictures, a gallery in DUMBO that focuses on architectural photography, recently had a show of Dutch farm houses and agricultural architecture taken in Brooklyn by long-forgotten New York photographer, Clinton Irving Jones (click here for a previous Polis post). As a follow up, Underbridge is now exhibiting photos that Irving Jones took in Prospect Park after an ice storm in 1909. He used a 4×5 camera loaded with glass plate negatives, even though roll film cameras were readily available. Thanks to David Sokosh, owner of Underbridge, the photographer is enjoying a renaissance of sorts since his negatives were discovered near Syracuse and were sold at auction. The buyer put them on eBay, where Sokosh purchased the collection. For more info about the opening reception on Thursday and the show, click here. […]

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