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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When the weather is warmer, the Boardwalk & Beach will present a vastly different appearance than its present emptiness.
View of the boardwalk with the Parachute Jump in the background.
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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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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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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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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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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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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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Brooklyn & Queens Transit trolley 5002 on Norton's Point line (Railroad Avenue) at West 30th Street.
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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