Study Collection

"It takes stout hearts and rugged clothes to negotiate the Panama Slide."
Wooden slide at Steeplechase Park Individuals enjoy the Panama Slide in the Pavilion of Fun at Steeplechase Park
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Collection type: Publicity photograph
Sea Gate Beach 4, anti-aircraft battery foundations
The two concrete structures in the photograph are World War II era foundations for anti-aircraft batteries. In the 1940's, when the foundations were constructed, the sand level reached nearly to the top of the structures. Beach filling operations in...
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Collection type: Documentary photograph
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
Trolley (Brooklyn & Queens Transit 8248) on Norton's Point line in Sea Gate, just west of the 37th Street fence. (Photo appears to be taken from the fence.)
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Collection type: Documentary photograph
Brooklyn & Queens Transit trolley 5002 on Norton's Point line (Railroad Avenue) at West 30th Street.
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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 the two large containment...
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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, painting and member replacement. This photograph shows the...
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Collection type: Documentary photograph
Photograph of the Drop the Dip ride Also known as Trip to the Moon, "this coaster, which was built from a dentist's model and constructed by Feucht, had oversize dips when it opened on June 6, 1907. Despite its small coaster structure, 450 x 65...
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Collection type: B/W photograph