Today in Urban Nostalgia: Coney Island

In the ongoing spirit of cultural nostalgia, I mentioned in a previous post that I have a not-so-small obsession with sifting through old photographs of New York City. I’ve decided it would be fun to spread the nerdlove by posting some finds on this blog every so often. I am going to assume our readers are also the sort of nerds who would get enjoyment from such things because after all, they are choosing to read this blog.

So, here beings a recurring series on nifty images of old New York. Who knows, maybe now and then I’ll throw in another city for good measure. Just to give credit where credit is due, a lot of these photos are likely to be sourced from the Shorpy Historical Photo Archive, which if you are not aware of you should be made aware of because it’s ahmaaaazing.

So behold, after the jump, turn-of-the-(20th) century Coney Island:

Coney Island in 1905 -- Luna Park

Coney Island in 1905 -- Rides and attractions

Coney Island circa 1910 -- All Suits Sterilized

— Tania


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