Study Collection

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
Thunderbolt Demolition
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Collection type: Documentary photograph
A dark ride located in Deno's Wonder Wheel Park, near Jones Walk on the Bowery, in the shadow of the Wonder Wheel. "Billed as the world's only indoor-outdoor dark ride and the 'longest, largest ride in Coney Island', Spook-A-Rama was the brainchild...
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Collection type: Documentary photograph
Brooklyn & Queens Transit trolley 2555 on Sea Gate line, traveling east. The Child's Building (now Coney Island USA building) is partially visible on the left side of the photo. The World Circus Sideshow (now the Eldorado bumper cars), Popper...
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Collection type: Documentary 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
"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
Thunderbolt Demolition
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Collection type: Documentary photograph
Boardwalk Scene
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Collection type: B/W photograph
Thunderbolt Demolition Parachute Jump is visible in the 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, painting and member replacement. The base and first 100 feet...
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Collection type: Documentary photograph