Study Collection

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.
Content type: Collection Item
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
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
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
Taken from Surf Avenue looking north west. To the east of the main entrance to Luna Park is Kisters Hotel and Restaurant. The building survived numerous fires, and the demise of its famous neighbor, until the 1970's. "For nearly a hundred years, the...
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Collection type: Documentary photograph
Brooklyn & Queens Transit trolley 2543 on Sea Gate line, traveling west. Luna Park entrance and the B&B Carousell can be seen in the background right. The Boston's Hotel building (built 1907) is behind the trolley. By this time it had ceased...
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Collection type: Documentary photograph
Trolley (Brooklyn & Queens Transit 2534) on Sea Gate line (Surf Avenue) passing Luna Park. The Kisters building is also visible. "For nearly a hundred years, the Kister Building served as Coney's 'clubhouse.' In 1895, Fred Kister bought a small...
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Collection type: Documentary photograph
Trolley (Brooklyn & Queens Transit 8090) on Sea Gate line (Surf Avenue) in West End. Half Moon Hotel is visible in background.
Content type: Collection Item
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 and painting. This photograph shows one of two large...
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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. This photograph is looking...
Content type: Collection Item
Collection type: Documentary photograph