Study Collection

Beach Stereoscopic Print Voorhies Baths visible in the background
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Collection type: Photograph
A typical fortune telling amusement in an arcade in Coney Island, circa 1970. (The Spook-A-Rama and Wonder Wheel sign is visible in the background)
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Collection type: Documentary photograph
Early spring view of the Boardwalk near Stillwell Avenue, looking east towards Astroland and the Brightwater Towers. Shaw's (later Ruby's) Bar, Playland (later the Boardwalk home of Coney Island, USA), Cook's Baths and a Kentucky Fried Chicken store...
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Coney Island amusement district, looking west from the AstroTower. Stauch's Baths and the Wonder Wheel can be seen on the left. The Tornado and Thunderbolt roller coasters are visible as is the Bobsled ride and the Abe Stark Skating Rink.
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Collection type: Documentary photograph
Thunderbolt Demolition 01
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Collection type: Documentary photograph
The Thunderbolt roller coaster was built in 1925 and operated until 1982. Famous as the inspiration for "The House Under the Roller Coaster" in Woody Allen's film "Annie Hall", the coaster steadily decayed after its closing. In 2000, with Keyspan...
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Collection type: Documentary photograph
Page 25 (bottom left) of the Glimpses of the New Coney Island book: Fish Building and Haunted Swing at Dreamland Photograph of the Fish Building and Haunted Swing at Dreamland "Another unusual attraction located along the east promenade, was the...
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Collection type: Book
Page 26 (top) of the Glimpses of the New Coney Island book: Shooting the Chutes at Dreamland Photograph of the Shoot-the-Chutes ride at Dreamland Park "Dreamland's Shoot-the-Chutes was the largest version of the water slide ride ever built; actually...
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Collection type: Book
Page 27 (left) of the Glimpses of the New Coney Island book: The Tower at Dreamland Photograph of Beacon Tower in Dreamland Park with the Lagoon in the foreground "In the center of the lagoon stood the 375 foot high Beacon Tower that was a replica...
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Page 28 (top left) of the Glimpses of the New Coney Island book: Scenic Musical Railway Photograph of the Great Musical Railway "Great Musical and Scenic Railroad - 1903-1905 (Jackman's scenic railroad replaced by Pike's Peak Railway)" (from: http...
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Collection type: Book