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Page 40 of Coney Island - The People's Playground: Pain's Vesuvius, Manhattan Beach Photograph of amphitheatre owned and run by Henry J. Pain. Patrons had the opportunity to witness reenactments of the eruption of Mount Vesuvius and other...
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Page 92 of Coney Island - The People's Playground: Luna Park, Elephant Ride Photograph of Elephant Ride in Luna Park Luna Park, opened by Fred Thompson and Skip Dundy, opened in 1903, also became known as the "Electric Eden", themed with fantasy...
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Page 08 of Coney Island - The People's Playground: A Condensed History of Coney Island, continued A textual narrative written by Major B. Franklin Waite, A.M., Ph.D., B.S., LL.D. about the origin of Coney Island as a community. Starting in 1844, the...
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Page 71 of Coney Island - The People's Playground: Chutes from Bostock's, Dreamland Photograph of the Chutes from Bostock's at Dreamland Park One of Coney Island's three main amusement parks, Dreamland, established in 1904, was considered more "...
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Page 03 of W.F. Mangels Company Catalogue #4; "A few places where our Carousells and other Amusement Devices are in use" Includes photos of: Feltman Brothers, Coney Island, New York; L. D. Shaw, Glen Echo, Maryland; Bois Blank Park, Detroit and...
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Page 05 of Coney Island - The People's Playground: Surf Avenue and Public Park A photograph of a view of Surf Avenue and a Public Park.
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Page 83 of Coney Island - The People's Playground: Giant See Saw, Ferris Wheel and Air Ships, Steeplechase Park Photograph of the Giant See Saw, the Ferris Wheel and the Air Ships at Steeplechase Park Steeplechase Park, developed by George C. Tilyou...
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Page 04 of Coney Island - The People's Playground: A Condensed History of Coney Island A textual narrative written by Major B. Franklin Waite, A.M., Ph.D., B.S., LL.D. about the origin of Coney Island as a community. Starting in 1844, the narrative...
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Page 68 of Coney Island - The People's Playground: San Francisco Earthquake, Dreamland Photograph of San Francisco Earthquake show in Dreamland Park One of Coney Island's three main amusement parks, Dreamland, established in 1904, was considered...
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28 page catalogue from the W.F. Mangels Carousell Works showing their range of products, including carousels, carved horses, band organs, Whips, shooting ranges and vending ovens.
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