Execution of Topsy the Elephant - during


Topsy (depicts)
S Kaufman (was created by)
Charles Denson (was created by)


cabinet photographs


Luna Park (1903 - 1944), Tower, The (Luna Park (1903 - 1944))

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Scene in Luna Park as Topsy the Elephant is electrocuted by Thomas Edison's crew. Luna was still under construction at the time of the execution, which was essentially a publicity stunt for both the park and Edison. Banners advertising the opening of Luna Park and the "Foundation of the 200 ft Electric Tower" can be seen behind the elephant.

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