Cofounder of the Photo League, the New York–based, left-leaning organization that championed both photography and the working man, Sid Grossman used his camera as a tool to illuminate union struggles, rural poverty, and life in Harlem. Equally, however, in the late 1940s, he captured the unfettered delight of ordinary New Yorkers at Little Italy’s San Gennaro festival or, as in this joyous jumble of bodies, soaking in the sun and sociability of Coney Island’s beach and boardwalk.


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Artist
Sid Grossman, American, 1913–1955
Title
Untitled
from the series Coney Island
Date
September 1948
Medium
Gelatin silver print
Dimensions
Image: 9 5/16 × 7 3/4 in. (23.7 × 19.7 cm) Sheet: 9 15/16 × 7 15/16 in. (25.2 × 20.2 cm)
Credit Line

Museum purchase

Current Location
Not on view
Accession Number
81.15
Classification
Photographs
Provenance

Miriam Grossman Cohen; purchased by MFAH, 1981.