Study Collection

Trolley car on Surf Avenue
Brooklyn & Queens Transit trolley 2159 on Sea Gate line (Surf Avenue) passing the L.A. Thompson Scenic Railway, which is being rebuilt by the Bonsignore family. Taken from Surf Avenue looking north.
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Collection type: Documentary photograph
Worker laying slurry pipe for beach filling operations on Beach 4 with a bulldozer. In 1995 the Army Corps of Engineers began large scale sand replenishment along the length of the publicly-owned Coney Island beach. The privately owned Sea Gate...
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Collection type: Documentary photograph
This illustration shows an aerial view of Coney Island's amusement parks
"The first Steeplechase Park is shown (top center) of this photograph (sic - it's an illustration) of the Coney Island Amusement area taken around the turn of the century. In 1907, this original Steeplechase Park burned down. The present structure,...
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Collection type: Publicity photograph
Brooklyn & Queens Transit trolley 2543 on Sea Gate line, traveling west. Luna Park entrance and the B&B Carousell can be seen in the background right. The Boston's Hotel building (built 1907) is behind the trolley. By this time it had ceased...
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Collection type: Documentary photograph
Trolley (Brooklyn & Queens Transit 2534) on Sea Gate line (Surf Avenue) passing Luna Park. The Kisters building is also visible. "For nearly a hundred years, the Kister Building served as Coney's 'clubhouse.' In 1895, Fred Kister bought a small...
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Collection type: Documentary photograph
Trolley (Brooklyn & Queens Transit 8090) on Sea Gate line (Surf Avenue) in West End. Half Moon Hotel is visible in background.
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Collection type: Documentary photograph
In 2002 the Parachute Jump was disassembled for a thorough structural rehabilitation and repainting. Sections of the Jump were placed in the parking lot of Keyspan Park for sand blasting and painting. This photograph shows one of two large...
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Collection type: Documentary photograph
Early spring view of the Boardwalk near Stillwell Avenue, looking east towards Astroland and the Brightwater Towers. Shaw's (later Ruby's) Bar, Playland (later the Boardwalk home of Coney Island, USA), Cook's Baths and a Kentucky Fried Chicken store...
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Collection type: Documentary photograph
A typical fortune telling amusement in an arcade in Coney Island, circa 1970. (The Spook-A-Rama and Wonder Wheel sign is visible in the background)
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Collection type: Documentary photograph
Thunderbolt Demolition 01
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Collection type: Documentary photograph