Study Collection

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
Looking north east from Boardwalk to the newly built Half Moon Hotel. In the foreground McLochlin's West End baths (a bathhouse). "The one structure that defined the New Coney Island more than anything elese was the Half Moon Hotel... Described as...
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Collection type: Documentary photograph
Photo of chief lifeguard of the Steeplechase Pool standing in pool. Writing on back states "George the (chief) life guard / Steeplechase Park Coney Island Bklyn N.Y. closed September 1964 / Steeplechase Pool closed in September 1962.
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Collection type: Publicity photograph
Thunderbolt Demolition
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Collection type: Documentary photograph
"Ray De Mott (atop pole in foreground) checks the guide ropes for the Parachute Jump at Steeplechase Park, Coney Island, N.Y. The fun arena opens officially on May 21, although a part of it has been opened weekends since February 5."
A worker checks that guide ropes for the Parachute Jump are ready for opening day, 1949, at Steeplechase Park.
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Collection type: Publicity photograph
Stauch's Restaurant and Dancehall: Front Balcony
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Collection type: Photograph
People, people, people -- more than a million of them according to police officials -- jam Coney Island Beach, New York City, and adjoining amusement park on Fourth of July holiday. (penned by Assoicated Press Photo)
Crowds fill Coney Island Beach on the Fourth of July holiday in 1957.
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Collection type: Documentary photograph
The Neptune Diving Bells was an early addition to the Astroland amusement park. Each of the two diving bells, situated in a 50,000 gallon tank, could carry 15 passengers to a depth of 30 feet where fish and two 500 pound porpoises could be observed...
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Collection type: Documentary photograph
Photograph of Stratton's Walk filled with various restaurants
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Collection type: B/W 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