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Frederick Fried Coney Island collection, 1847-2001

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Series I: Photographs, 1894-2001 undated

The series consists of photographic material that was collected by Frederick Fried that depicts the rich public life and popular culture of Coney Island from the late nineteenth to the mid-twentieth century, illustrating amusement rides; buildings and structures; parades, contests, and performances; the boardwalk; transportation; and people, both visitors to and employees of Coney Island's various attractions, amusements, and spectacles. Visual material is especially strong in chronicling the heyday of Coney Island's three main amusement parks—Dreamland, Luna Park, and Steeplechase Park—from 1903 to 1911, but also includes earlier views as well as many crowd and beach photographs of the "Nickel Empire" era, circa 1920-1933. In addition, there are also six photographs of scale models of designs for amusements by William F. Mangels and other photographs of his installations at the American Museum of Public Recreation. Photographic material is mostly gelatin silver and albumen prints, both mounted and unmounted, some with a photographer's credit, some dated, and most identified. The series is divided into three subseries and arranged by subject.


Subseries I.1: Photographic Prints, 1894-2001 undated, 1894-2001undated


Amusements



Box 1 Folder 1 "American Flyer Game,", undated


Box 1 Folder 1 "Bug House,", undated


Box 1 Folder 1 "LaMarcus A. Thompson's Pavilion, Amusements, and Scenic Railway, Rockaway Beach,", undated


Box 1 Folder 1 "LaMarcus A. Thompson's Pavilion, Amusements, and Scenic Railway, Surf Avenue,", undated


Box 1 Folder 2 "Luna Park Chariot,", undated


Box 1 Folder 2 "Raising the flag upon completion of the Astrotower at Coney Island,", 1964


Box 1 Folder 2 "Raising the flag upon completion of the Astrotower at Coney Island,", 1964


Box 1 Folder 2 "The Original Switch Back Railway Built in 1884", undated


Box 1 Folder 2 William C. Meinch, "Roll-Down Game in Penny Arcade at Coney Island,", 1935


Box 1 Folder 2 William C. Meinch, "Roll-Down Game in Penny Arcade at Coney Island,", 1935


Box 1 Folder 2 L.A. Thompson Scenic Railway Company, "Skee Ball Alley and Shooting Gallery Building, back of The Whip, Coney Island Park," circa, 1915


Bathing Beauties


Box 1 Folder 3 E.E. Rutter, "Beauty Contest,", undated


Box 1 Folder 3 "Dancing in the Sand at Coney Island,", undated


Box 1 Folder 3 "Miss Steeplechase,", undated


Box 1 Folder 3 "Seated above the Boardwalk,", undated


Box 1 Folder 3 "Two Beauties with Friends in front of a Ferris Wheel,", undated


Box 1 Folder 3 Tri-Boto Photos, Bathing beauties, undated


Box 1 Folder 3 E.E. Rutter, "Bathing Beauties Preparing to Dive into Pool," circa, 1920-1930


Box 1 Folder 3 Bathing Beauties with modesty guards, circa, 1940s


Box 1 Folder 4 E.E. Rutter, Beauty contest, undated


Box 1 Folder 4 E.E. Rutter, Beauty contest, undated


Box 1 Folder 4 Clarence J. O'Neill, "Beauty Contest At Ravenhall's Pool and Baths, Coney Island," circa, 1930s


Box 1 Folder 5 E.E. Rutter, "Judges (Edward Tilyou and [McCooey?]) of Bathing Beauty Contest at Steeplechase, Coney Island,", July 23, 1923


Box 1 Folder 5 Lefkowitz, "Modern Venus Contest, Steeplechase Park,", 1929


Box 1 Folder 5 Paring an apple in fake fish tank, undated


Box 1 Folder 6 E.E. Rutter, "Steeplechase Park Venus Contest," circa, 1930s


Box 1 Folder 6 Writing on tablet in fake fish tank, undated


Carousels


Box 1 Folder 6 Carousel, undated


Box 1 Folder 6 Carousel, undated


Box 1 Folder 6 Carousel horse, undated


Box 1 Folder 6 Carousel (Glen Echo, Maryland), undated


Box 1 Folder 6 Wilcox carousel (Savin Rock, West Haven, Connecticut), 1904


Box 1 Folder 6 "Combination Galloping Horse Carousel,", undated


Box 1 Folder 6 Carousel horse, undated


Box 1 Folder 7 W.F. Mangels Company, A. E. Lynch carousel (Savin Rock, West Haven, Connecticut),, undated


Box 1 Folder 7 "Mangels Portable Carousel,", undated


Box 1 Folder 7 W.F. Mangels Company, Carousel with carving by Marcus Charles Illions, circa, 1918


Box 1 Folder 8 American Museum of Public Recreation, Carousel animal display at William F. Mangels' American Museum of Public Recreation (Coney Island, New York),, undated


Box 1 Folder 8 Carousel horse by Earl Chopin May (Sharon, Connecticut), undated


Box 1 Folder 8 Carousel inside William F. Mangels' West Eighth Street factory (Coney Island, New York),, undated


Box 1 Folder 9 Carousel with Illions carvings at William F. Mangels' Midway, Stubbman Building (Coney Island, New York),, undated


Box 1 Folder 9 W.F. Mangels Company, Carousel with horses by William F. Mangels and Marcus Charles Illions,, 1912


Box 1 Folder 9 Carousel with horses by William F. Mangels and Marcus Charles Illions,, undated


Box 1 Folder 10 W.F. Mangels Company, Carousel with horses by William F. Mangels and Marcus Charles Illions,, undated


Box 1 Folder 10 W.F. Mangels Company, Carousel with horses by William F. Mangels and Marcus Charles Illions (Glen Echo, Maryland),, 1912


Box 1 Folder 10 W.F. Mangels Company, Forty-four foot carousel (Glen Echo, Maryland),, 1912



Box 2 Folder 1 Carousel, W.F. Mangels Company, undated


Box 2 Folder 1 Carousel with horse carved by Marcus Charles Illions, undated


Box 2 Folder 1 William Manchester Keating, George Green's "Four-a-brest" Bantams carousel on the carnival ground (Glasgow, Scotland), 1910 [This ride was sold to Coney Island, New York, Amusement Company, during 1913 and was reported to be there in 1950 but minus its top cover], 191019131950


Box 2 Folder 2 Carousel, William F. Mangels Carousel Works, John J. Hurley's Hurley's Hurdlers (Revere Beach, Massachusets),, undated


Box 2 Folder 2 Kiddie Carousel built by William F. Mangels, Coney Island


Box 2 Folder 2 W.F. Mangels Company, Three-row carousel by William F. Mangels (Glen Echo, Maryland, 1912)


Box 2 Folder 3 W.F. Mangels Company, Fifty-foot diameter carousel, with forty galloping horses, twenty-eight standing horses, four double chariots, eighty-four-passenger capacity, for $11,000, from William F. Mangels catalog,, undated


Box 2 Folder 3 Carousel, 1910


Box 2 Folder 3 Carousel, 1910


Box 2 Folder 4 Kister's Carousel, undated


Box 2 Folder 4 W.F. Mangels Company Carousel Works, undated


Box 2 Folder 4 Coney Island Chamber of Commerce, Model of Sassek's Balloon Carousel, which operated in Coney Island in 1886 in William F. Mangel's Museum of Public Recreation, undated, 1886undated


Box 2 Folder 4 Carousel and Swan Ride, undated


Box 2 Folder 4 Carousel, Willow Grove Park (Willow Grove, Pennsylvania), undated


Box 2 Folder 4 Carousel with signs reading "Carousell Tickets Here,", undated


Box 2 Folder 5 Sepia print with carousel passengers, undated


Box 2 Folder 5 W.F. Mangels Company, Columbia Carousel, undated


Box 2 Folder 5 Columbia Carousel with machinery by William F. Mangels and horses carved by Charles Looff,, 1906


Box 2 Folder 6 "Mangels' Three-Row Kiddie Carousel,", undated


Box 2 Folder 6 W.F. Mangels Company, Carousel tiger carved by Marcus Illions, undated


Box 2 Folder 6 W.F. Mangels Company, Ink drawing of carousel at Willow Grove Park (Willow Grove, Pennsylvania),, undated


Box 2 Folder 6 Krause's portable carousel by William F. Mangels, undated


Box 2 Folder 7 W.F. Mangels Company, William F. Mangels carousel with horses carved by Marcus Illions, from W.F. Mangels Company catalog,, undated


Box 2 Folder 7 Two-row portable and steam-driven carousel by William F. Mangels with horses and chariots carved by Marcus Illions, from W.F. Mangels Company catalog,, undated


Box 2 Folder 7 William F. Mangels carousel, Willow Grove Park (Willow Grove, Pennsylvania),, 1910


Box 2 Folder 7 W.F. Mangels Company, William F. Mangels portable carousel, undated


Box 2 Folder 8 William F. Mangels portable carousel, undated


Box 2 Folder 8 Pinto Brothers, Pinto Brothers carousel for children, undated


Box 2 Folder 8 W.F. Mangels Company, Savin Rock Carousel, built by William F. Mangels for Frank Wilcox Company, (West Haven, Connecticut),, undated


Box 2 Folder 9 William F. Mangels carousel, undated


Box 2 Folder 9 William F. Mangels carousel, 1910


Box 2 Folder 9 William F. Mangels carousel, 1932


Box 2 Folder 10 William F. Mangels carousel, Riverside Amusement Park (Agawam, Massachusetts),, undated


Box 2 Folder 10 W.F. Mangels Company's "Combination Palace Galloping Horse Carousel," Willow Grove Park (Willow Grove, Pennsylvania),, 1910


Box 2 Folder 10 "William F. Mangels' Galloping Horse Carousel,", undated



Box 3 Folder 1 William F. Mangels' Galloping Horse Carousel, undated


Box 3 Folder 1 W.F. Mangels Company, William F. Mangels' portable carousal (Sharon, Connecticut),, undated


Box 3 Folder 1 Savin Rock Carousel, built by William F. Mangels for Frank Wilcox Company, (West Haven, Connecticut),, undated


Chariots


Box 3 Folder 2 Chariot to Dreamland, undated


Box 3 Folder 2 Chariot, undated


Dreamland


Box 3 Folder 2 William C. Meinsch, Dreamland bathing pavilion, observation tower, Dreamland tower, and beach,, undated


Box 3 Folder 2 William C. Meinsch, Dreamland bathing pavilion, observation tower, and Shoot the Chutes,, undated


Box 3 Folder 2 "Fighting the Flames" ride and Dreamland tower, undated


Box 3 Folder 3 Dreamland Park tower at night, undated


Box 3 Folder 3 "Trip through Switzerland" rollercoaster, Dreamland Park, undated


Box 3 Folder 3 William C. Meinsch, Dreamland tower and building at night, before, 1911


Box 3 Folder 3 Dreamland, 1905


Box 3 Folder 3 Edio Photos, Circus performers and elephant at Dreamland, undated


Box 3 Folder 4 Photograph of painting of L. A. Thompson's Marine Scenic Railway at Dreamland,, undated


Feltma n's Gardens


Box 3 Folder 4 E.E. Rutter, Feltman's Gardens at Surf Avenue and West Tenth Street decorated for Mardi Gras with view of carousel,, undated


Box 3 Folder 4 E.E. Rutter, Feltman's Gardens reception area, undated


Box 3 Folder 5 E.E. Rutter, Feltman's Gardens reception room, undated


Box 3 Folder 5 Feltman's Gardens, outdoor diners at night, undated


Box 3 Folder 5 E.E. Rutter, Feltman's Gardens, outdoor diners, undated


Box 3 Folder 6 Feltman's Gardens, outdoor diners, undated


Box 3 Folder 6 Performers in Bavarian dress on stage in beer garden at Feltman's Gardens,, undated


Box 3 Folder 6 Feltman's Gardens, outdoor diners, undated


Box 3 Folder 7 Coney Island Times, View from above of Feltman's Gardens, undated


Box 3 Folder 7 Coney Island Times, Performers in Bavarian dress on stage in beer garden at Feltman's Gardens,, undated


Box 3 Folder 7 E.E. Rutter, Tables at Feltman's Gardens, undated


Box 3 Folder 8 Unloading barrels at Feltman's Gardens, circa, 1920


Fires


Box 3 Folder 8 Damage and debris after the Bowery Fire (Coney Island, New York), 1895


Box 3 Folder 8 Remains of the Old Mill after the Bowery Fire (Coney Island, New York),, 1895


Floats and Parade Wagons


Box 3 Folder 9 Electricity/lighting float, undated


Box 3 Folder 9 Carnival wagon at Coney Island, undated


Box 3 Folder 9 Coney Island Mardi Gras parade float with the Lusitania, undated


Box 3 Folder 10 Coney Island Mardi Gras parade float with presidential candidates,, undated


Box 3 Folder 10 Coney Island/Luna Park (The Whip) parade wagon, with William F. Mangels in dark cap,, undated


Box 3 Folder 10 Cottage and skyscraper float, undated



Box 4 Folder 1 Floats and parade wagons, 1904 undated


Box 4 Folder 1 Float with men on horseback, undated


Box 4 Folder 1 Coney Island Mardi Gras parade 'Heroes' float, 1904


Box 4 Folder 1 Military-themed, patriotic float with Uncle Sam and an American eagle,, undated


Box 4 Folder 2 Floats and parade wagons, undated


Box 4 Folder 2 Oxcart wagon, undated


Box 4 Folder 2 Stork float at night, undated


Box 4 Folder 2 Women on "Gay '90s-looking float,", undated


Box 4 Folder 3 "Flying Turns Coaster,", 1929


Freakshow


Box 4 Folder 3 JoJo the Dog Boy standing on nails, undated


Box 4 Folder 3 JoJo the Dog Boy posed by a tree, undated


Box 4 Folder 4 JoJo the Dog Boy, undated


Box 4 Folder 4 JoJo the Dog Boy, undated


Box 4 Folder 4 JoJo the Dog Boy, undated


Box 4 Folder 5 JoJo the Dog Boy, undated


Box 4 Folder 5 Orange Chicken Gallery, "Freaks, Geeks, and Carnies," The Orange Chicken Gallery (New York, New York) exhibition brochure,, 2001


Box 4 Folder 5 Orange Chicken Gallery, "Freaks, Geeks, and Carnies," The Orange Chicken Gallery (New York, New York) exhibition brochure,, 2001


Box 4 Folder 5 Orange Chicken Gallery, "Freaks, Geeks, and Carnies," The Orange Chicken Gallery (New York, New York) exhibition brochure,, 2001


Box 4 Folder 5 A pair of dwarf boxers, undated


Box 4 Folder 6 Group of five men, including Zip the Pinhead and JoJo the Dog Boy,, undated


Box 4 Folder 6 Violet and Daisy, English Siamese twins, undated


Box 4 Folder 6 Greater Sheesley show wagons, undated


Hotels


Box 4 Folder 7 Albemarle Hotel (Coney Island, New York), undated


Box 4 Folder 7 Building the Oriental Hotel (Coney Island, New York), undated


Box 4 Folder 7 Horn-Coney Island, Ground-breaking ceremony for Half-Moon Hotel (Coney Island, New York),, undated


Box 4 Folder 8 Hotel Park Plaza (Coney Island, New York), undated


Box 4 Folder 8 Hunter's Hotel (Coney Island, New York), undated


Box 4 Folder 8 Stratton's Hotel (Coney Island, New York), undated


Incubation Institute


Box 4 Folder 8 Haynes-Provost Studio, Dr. Martin Couney's "Incubator Baby Exhibits" at the New York World's Fair,, 1939-1940


Box 4 Folder 8 Dr. Martin Couney's "Incubator Baby Exhibit" on the Boardwalk at Coney Island,, undated


Box 4 Folder 9 Coney Island Times, Attendants at the "Incubator Baby Exhibit" at Coney Island,, undated


Box 4 Folder 9 Eric Schaal, Dr. Martin Couney demonstrates the mental and physical development of incubated infants to the American Pediatric Society at the New York World's Fair,, 1940


Box 4 Folder 9 Three sets of twins, patients at the Incubation Institution at Coney Island,, 1940


Box 4 Folder 10 "After feeding, the baby is returned to incubator by Dr. Martin Arthur Couney's daughter Hildegard, an R.N. assistant, to head nurse Louise Richt, the latter having been with the Incubation Institution since is inception in 1897", undated


Box 4 Folder 10 "Baby graduates from incubation to nursery and is weaned from mother's milk to bottle feeding before returning to parents, Coney Island,", undated


Box 4 Folder 10 Dr. Martin Couney and others, included nurses and babies entrance to the Incubation Institution (Coney Island, New York),, 1924



Box 5 Folder 1 "Dr. Martin Arthur Couney holding baby that Weighs less than 2 pounds,", undated


Box 5 Folder 1 "Dr. Martin Arthur Couney recording the daily weight to assess daily gain of the infant,", undated


Box 5 Folder 1 Two babies and two attendants, undated


Box 5 Folder 2 An Incubation Institute graduate of 1939 greets Dr. Couney, 1940, 19391940


Luna Park


Box 5 Folder 2 General Electric Publication Bureau, Luna Park: Night view of "Somali Land" and The Tickler (Coney Island, New York) showing "1,000 watt Edison Mazda Lamps in Outdoor Diffusing Fixtures,", undated


Box 5 Folder 2 "Topsy, elephant at Luna Park who killed 3 men in 3 years, including her handler and was put to death by electrocution by Thomas Edison's employees,", 1903


Box 5 Folder 2 Cars, 1925


Box 5 Folder 3 Checkers, circa, 1910


Box 5 Folder 3 Coney Island/Luna Park (The Whip) parade wagon, with William F. Mangels in dark cap,, undated


Box 5 Folder 3 General Electric Publication Bureau, View of the lagoon, "with 750 and 1,000 watt Mazda lamps in diffusing balls for general illumination," circa, 1913


Box 5 Folder 4 Entrance to The Tickler, undated (3 images), undated


Box 5 Folder 5 Entrance to The Tickler, undated


Box 5 Folder 5 Entrance to The Whip, undated


Box 5 Folder 5 The great fire of 1946 1946, 19461946


Box 5 Folder 5 View showing the Luna Ride and "Incubator Baby Exhibits,", undated


Box 5 Folder 5 Charles Nesensohn, View showing the Luna Ride and "Incubator Baby Exhibits," undated (5 images), undated


Box 5 Folder 5 American Museum of Public Recreation, Frederic W. Thompson exhibition at William F. Mangels' American Museum of Public Recreation,, undated


Box 5 Folder 6 Helter Skelter ride, 1908


Box 5 Folder 6 The Whip and the Crazy Village rides, undated (2 images), undated


Box 5 Folder 7 Men in bowler hats ride The Whip, undated


Box 5 Folder 7 Visitors about to ride The Tickler, undated


Box 5 Folder 7 Visitors entering and leaving The Tickler, undated


Box 5 Folder 8 Visitors waiting to ride The Tickler, undated


Box 5 Folder 8 Visitors riding The Tickler, undated


Box 5 Folder 8 Visitors entering and leaving The Tickler, undated


Box 5 Folder 9 Visitors riding The Tickler, undated


Box 5 Folder 9 Visitors preparing to ride The Tickler, undated


Box 5 Folder 9 The Teaser, circa, 1910


Box 5 Folder 10 The Tickler, undated (4 images), undated



Box 6 Folder 1 The Whip, undated


Box 6 Folder 1 The Whip in a rural setting, undated


Box 6 Folder 1 The Whip at a town carnival, undated


Box 6 Folder 1 The Whip indoors, undated


Box 6 Folder 1 "Elephant carving,", undated


Box 6 Folder 1 American Museum of Public Recreation, "Elephant carving,", undated


Box 6 Folder 1 The Whip, undated


Box 6 Folder 1 The Whip and Ferris Wheel, undated


Box 6 Folder 1 "Topsy, elephant lying dead at Luna Park--killed three people in three years, including her handler and was put to death by electrocution by Thomas Edison's employees, Coney Island,", 1903


Mangels, William F.


Box 6 Folder 2 American Museum of Public Recreation, Mangels' model of the "Loop-the-Loop" roller coaster,, 1901


Box 6 Folder 2 Mangels' model of the "Loop-the-Loop" roller coaster, 1901


Box 6 Folder 2 Mangels' model of the "Loop-the-Loop" roller coaster, 1901


Box 6 Folder 3 Mangels' model of an unidentified amusement park ride, undated


Box 6 Folder 3 American Museum of Public Recreation, Mangels' model of the "Pleasure Wheel" Ferris Wheel,, 1901


Box 6 Folder 4 W.F. Mangels Company, Mangels' model of a swing ride, undated


Box 6 Folder 4 Mangels' model of an electric pleasure railway, undated


Box 6 Folder 4 Photograph of William F. Mangels' model-making shop, undated


Box 6 Folder 5 American Museum of Public Recreation, circa, 1948 undated


Box 6 Folder 5 Display of carousel animals, undated


Box 6 Folder 5 Eddie Cantor at the American Museum of Public Recreation, circa, 1948


Box 6 Folder 5 Photographic negatives showing Eddie Cantor at the American Museum of Public Recreation, circa 1948 [to be removed to a separate box], 1948


Box 6 Folder 5 Carousel lions, undated


Box 6 Folder 6 Interior of W.F. Mangels Company shop, undated


Box 6 Folder 6 Mangels: Man in Aero-Locomotive, undated


Box 6 Folder 6 View of "Carousell works,", undated


Box 6 Folder 6 View of the "Little 'Brownie' Roller Coaster" in the W.F. Mangels Company shop,, undated


Box 6 Folder 6 Model-making shop of the W.F. Mangels Company, undated


Box 6 Folder 6 View of the Kiddie Coaster in the W.F. Mangels Company carousel shop,, undated


Box 6 Folder 6 Dolls sit a model swing ride, undated


Box 6 Folder 6 Models of "Senegas Amusement Devices,", undated


Box 6 Folder 7 Kiddie Wheel, undated


Box 6 Folder 7 Kiddie Wheel, undated


Box 6 Folder 7 "Little 'Brownie' Roller Coaster,", undated


Box 6 Folder 8 "Little 'Brownie' Roller Coaster,", undated


Box 6 Folder 8 "Little 'Brownie' Roller Coaster,", 1931


Box 6 Folder 8 The Teaser, undated


Box 6 Folder 9 Aero-locomotive, undated


Box 6 Folder 9 "Little 'Brownie' Roller Coaster,", undated


Box 6 Folder 9 Wiliam F. Mangels Carousel Works, undated


Box 6 Folder 10 Mangels, William F., rides designed by, undated


Box 6 Folder 10 Various amusement rides at the W.F. Mangels Company, undated


Box 6 Folder 10 W.F. Mangels Company model shop, undated


Box 6 Folder 10 W.F. Mangels Company model shop, undated



Box 7 Folder 1 William F. Mangles Company model shop, undated


Box 7 Folder 1 William F. Mangles Company model shop, undated


Box 7 Folder 1 "William F. Mangel's Ticket Box for Ruben and Cherry Shows,", 1930


Box 7 Folder 2 Music Hall--Henderson's music hall, 1917


Panoramas and Crowd Shots


Box 7 Folder 2 Band and crowd in front of Surf Avenue Opera House, undated


Box 7 Folder 2 Beach at Coney Island, circa, 1920


Box 7 Folder 3 Bay Shore Park, undated


Box 7 Folder 3 Coney Island with the Dodgem in the foreground, undated


Box 7 Folder 3 Rockaway Beach, 1901


Box 7 Folder 3 The Bowery, 1902


Box 7 Folder 3 Ward Avenue, undated


Box 7 Folder 3 Ocean Parkway looking toward the boat landing, undated


Box 7 Folder 3 Surf Avenue, undated


Box 7 Folder 3 Sheepshead Bay, undated


Box 7 Folder 3 East Lake Park (Birmingham, Alabama), undated


Box 7 Folder 3 Lundy's Restaurant, undated


Box 7 Folder 3 White Rose Park (York, Pennsylvania), undated


Box 7 Folder 3 "In Front of Miss Rockaway,", undated


Box 7 Folder 3 Colored engraving of the Brooklyn seashore, undated


Box 7 Folder 3 Boardwalk and the Turkish Theater, undated


Box 7 Folder 3 "Boardwalk at Coney Island, Looking East from Mooney's Bath at West Eighth Street,", 1923


Box 7 Folder 4 "Boys carrying $20,000 in money bags at Coney Island, on way to the bank on July 5th, 1903"


Box 7 Folder 4 Coney Island Beach, circa, 1920


Box 7 Folder 4 Coney Island lifeguards, circa, 1905


Box 7 Folder 5 Coney Island, circa, 1905


Box 7 Folder 5 View of Coney Island showing the House of Nonsense, Noah's Ark, and the Great Scenic Railway Roller Coaster, circa, 1915


Box 7 Folder 5 Coney Island, view of the Boardwalk, including the Ward Baths, Coast Baths, Feltman's Garden, and Stauch's, circa, 1920


Box 7 Folder 6 View of Coney Island showing the House of Nonsense, Noah's Ark, and the Great Scenic Railway Roller Coaster, circa, 1915


Box 7 Folder 6 Kiddie Land and Joe's Restaurant, undated


Box 7 Folder 6 Looking East on Surf Avenue, 1926 [later copyprint], 1926


Box 7 Folder 7 Luna Park and Surf Avenue, 1912 [later copyprint], 1912


Box 7 Folder 7 Sea Wall, South of Concourse, Coney Island, February19, 1905


Box 7 Folder 7 Welfare Works Division Workers at work near Half Moon Hotel between Twenty-fifth and Twenty-seventh Streets, Coney Island Boardwalk, circa, 1930


Box 7 Folder 8 Winter on Graves End Bay, 1902


Personalities


Box 7 Folder 8 Carte-postale of W. F. Mangels, Humphrey, and Harry C. Baker,, 1930


Box 7 Folder 8 Children's choir at St. Paul's Lutheran Church, Brooklyn, undated


Box 7 Folder 9 Crowning of Herman Raub, President of Consumers Park Brewery, as King of Mardi Gras at Coney Island,, 1905


Box 7 Folder 9 Elmer 'Skip' Dundy and Frederick W. Thompson, undated


Box 7 Folder 9 Elmer 'Skip' Dundy, undated


Box 7 Folder 10 Eldorado at Coney Island, undated


Box 7 Folder 10 Frederick W. Thompson, undated


Box 7 Folder 10 Fredericak W. Thompson, undated


Box 7 Folder 10 George C. Tilyou, undated


Box 7 Folder 10 L.A. Thompson, undated


Box 7 Folder 10 William F. Mangels and the miniature sailboat ride, undated


Box 7 Folder 10 L. A. Thompson with children riding The Whirl-Over-Swing at Thompson Park,, undated


Box 7 Folder 10 Mr. Meinch (Mangels' foreman) working on a Mardi Gras float, undated



Box 8 Folder 1 Frederick W. Thompson, undated


Box 8 Folder 1 L. A. Thompson, undated


Box 8 Folder 1 Samuel W. Gumpertz, undated


Box 8 Folder 1 Unidentified woman, undated


Box 8 Folder 2 Unidentified woman and dog, undated


Box 8 Folder 2 William F. Mangels within the Aero-Locomotive of his design, undesign


Box 8 Folder 2 William F. Mangels, undated


Box 8 Folder 3 Coney Island Chamber of Commerce and planners of the annual Mardi Gras celebration, William F. Mangels, Dr. Phillip Nash, William Meinch, Samuel W. Gumpertz, W. Ward,, undated


Box 8 Folder 3 William F. Mangels at the Smithsonian Institution's National Museum of Natural History (Washington, D.C.),, undated


Pools, baths and playgrounds


Box 8 Folder 4 Playground at Forest Park (Kansas City, Missouri), 1903


Box 8 Folder 4 Giant slide and pool (Coney Island, New York), undated


Box 8 Folder 4 Exercises at Ravenhall's Bathing Park and Baths (Coney Island, New York), circa, 1925


Box 8 Folder 5 Kiddie Pool at Ravenhall's Bathing Park and Baths, circa, 1925


Box 8 Folder 5 Lucy Balmer's Great Atlantic Bathing & Swimming Pavilion (Coney Island, New York), before, 1911


Box 8 Folder 5 Lucy Balmer's Great Atlantic Bathing & Swimming Pavilion (Coney Island, New York), before, 1911


Box 8 Folder 6 Ping Pong tables at Ravenhall's Bathing Park and Baths (Coney Island, New York), circa, 1925


Box 8 Folder 6 Pool [Ravenhall's?] (Coney Island, New York), circa, 1930


Box 8 Folder 6 Ravenhall's Bathing Park and Baths, undated


Box 8 Folder 6 Ravenhall's Handball Contest (Coney Island, New York), circa, 1930


Box 8 Folder 7 Ravenhall's Bathing Park and Baths (Coney Island, New York), circa, 1930


Box 8 Folder 7 Ravenhall's Bathing Park and Baths (Coney Island, New York), circa, 1930


Box 8 Folder 7 Ravenhall's Bathing Park and Baths (Coney Island, New York), 1935


Box 8 Folder 8 Stauch's Dancing Pavilion (Coney Island, New York), undated


Box 8 Folder 8 The pool in the Kiddies Park (Coney Island, New York), 1924


Rides


Box 8 Folder 8 Fat Lady on The Whip, Luna Park (Coney Island, New York), circa, 1925


Box 8 Folder 9 A Trip Through the Breakers, undated (3 images), undated


Box 8 Folder 9 Auto Polo Ride (Coney Island, New York), June 1925


Box 8 Folder 9 Auto Speedway, Rocking Park (Long Island, New York), undated


Box 8 Folder 9 Carousel or bicycle ride, undated


Box 8 Folder 10 Caterpillar (Coney Island, New York), 1931


Box 8 Folder 10 Children on Zeppelin Ride, circa, 1920


Box 8 Folder 10 Dodgem-type cars (Coney Island, New York), circa, 1930



Box 9 Folder 1 Jack and Jill (Coney Island, New York), 1915


Box 9 Folder 1 "Kids Enjoying Amusement Park Ride, Coney Island," circa, 1950


Box 9 Folder 1 Fred L. Thompson with his watercolor renderings of Luna Park, undated


Box 9 Folder 1 Luna Park (Houston, Texas), undated


Box 9 Folder 1 Dodgem, undated


Box 9 Folder 1 Kiddie Coaster, 1934


Box 9 Folder 1 Original Pinto Brothers swing ride (Coney Island, New York), undated


Box 9 Folder 2 Section of the Bicycle Ride, with carved wooden head (Coney Island, New York), circa, 1920


Box 9 Folder 2 Swing ride manufactured by the Pinto Brothers (Coney Island, New York),, undated


Box 9 Folder 2 Swing ride manufactured by the Pinto Brothers (Coney Island, New York),, undated


Box 9 Folder 3 Switchbacks, undated


Box 9 Folder 3 Teetler Ride, undated


Box 9 Folder 3 The Caterpillar, undated


Box 9 Folder 3 Miniature railway, Kiddie Park (Coney Island, New York), undated


Box 9 Folder 3 The Racer, undated


Box 9 Folder 4 Women posing on animals, 1921


Box 9 Folder 4 "Rockaway Beach Amusement Park, Looking East," circa, 1920


Box 9 Folder 4 Roller Coaster, undated


Box 9 Folder 5 Roller Coaster (Coney Island, New York), April 11, 1915


Box 9 Folder 5 LaMarcus A. Thompson and crew testing the Giant Roller Coaster (Coney Island, New York),, April 11, 1915


Box 9 Folder 5 Artist's rendering of the entrance to LaMarcus A. Thompson Scenic Railway (Coney Island, New York),, undated


Box 9 Folder 5 Building a coaster ride, (Coney Island, New York), undated


Box 9 Folder 5 County Fair, great musical and scenic railway, undated


Box 9 Folder 6 "First Scenic Railway Ever Built by LaMarcus. A. Thompson and Griffiths at Atlantic City (opened in 1887 between Tennessee and New York Avenues)," undated, 1887undated


Box 9 Folder 6 Figure 8 Roller Coaster, 1889


Box 9 Folder 6 "Giant Racer, Coney Island, built in 1911 and moved in 1916" undated, 1911undated


Box 9 Folder 6 "Griffith's, the longest scenic railway,", undated


Box 9 Folder 7 "LaMarcus A. Thompson Rides Giant Roller Coaster, Coney Island,", April 11, 1915


Box 9 Folder 7 L. A. Thompson's Old Mill Scenic Railway with electric illumination (Milwaukee, Wisconsin),, undated


Box 9 Folder 7 Philadelphia Toboggan Company roller coaster, undated


Box 9 Folder 8 The Cyclone (Coney Island, New York), June 1939


Box 9 Folder 8 Drop the Dip (Coney Island, New York), 1906-1925


Box 9 Folder 8 " Night view of Rough Riders Ride (Coney Island, New York), undated


Sea Lion Park


Box 9 Folder 8 "Captain Paul Boyton, founder of Sea Lion Park in 1895 aboard his boat with his patented diving suit," 1895, 18951895


Box 9 Folder 8 "Captain Paul Boyton, founder of Sea Lion Park in 1895 fishing in his patented diving suit," 1895, 18951895


Box 9 Folder 9 Steeplechase Park


Box 9 Folder 9 Steeplechase Park, undated


Box 9 Folder 9 Steeplechase Park [?], undated


Box 9 Folder 9 Entrance to Steeplechase Park, undated


Box 9 Folder 9 Steeplechase Park, undated


Box 9 Folder 10 Steeplechase Park, 1902 undated


Box 9 Folder 10 Steeplechase Park, undated


Box 9 Folder 10 Steeplechase Park and observation tower, 1902


Box 9 Folder 10 Entrance to Steeplechase Park, undated



Box 10 Folder 1 Steeplechase Park pier, September 1924


Box 10 Folder 1 Steeplechase Park, undated


Box 10 Folder 1 Steeplechase Park: "Blow Hole, Woman's Skirt Blowing over Grate and Boy Laughing," circa, 1935


Box 10 Folder 2 Steeplechase Park, circa, 1950


Box 10 Folder 2 Airships at Steeplechase Park, circa, 1930


Box 10 Folder 2 Band standing at entrance to Steeplechase Park, undated


Box 10 Folder 3 Barrel of Love at Steeplechase Park, circa, 1890


Box 10 Folder 3 Barrel of Love at Steeplechase Park, circa, 1890


Box 10 Folder 3 Bathers in Front of Steeplechase Café and Restaurant, 1919


Box 10 Folder 4 Steeplechase Park: "Blow Hole, Woman's Skirt Blowing over Grate and Boy Laughing," circa, 1935


Box 10 Folder 4 Steeplechase Park: "Blow Hole, Woman's Skirt Blowing over Grate and Boy Laughing," circa, 1935


Box 10 Folder 4 Demolition of Steeplechase Park by Frederick Fried, 1964


Box 10 Folder 5 Edward Tilyou with Steeplechase Park employees, including Joe Onorato,, 1923


Box 10 Folder 5 Chanticleer Carousel, undated


Box 10 Folder 5 Entrance to Steeplechase Park, undated


Box 10 Folder 5 Exterior of Steeplechase Park: with the Old Mill in the background,, undated


Box 10 Folder 5 Tango Floor, undated


Box 10 Folder 5 Parachute Jump and part of the Wonder Wheel, undated


Box 10 Folder 5 Demolition of Steeplechase Park, 1964


Box 10 Folder 5 Ferris Wheel at Steeplechase Park, Coney Island, circa, 1930


Box 10 Folder 5 Giant Swing at Steeplechase Park, circa, 1930


Box 10 Folder 6 Steeplechase Park, undated


Box 10 Folder 6 Dwarf clowns at "Steeplechase Sanitarium,", undated


Box 10 Folder 6 Parachute Drop, undated


Box 10 Folder 7 "Pavilion of Fun,", undated


Box 10 Folder 7 Photograph of reproduction of Steeplechase Ride, circa, 1910


Box 10 Folder 7 Steeplechase Park from the Boardwalk Entrance, circa, 1930


Box 10 Folder 8 Tango floor with African-American band, undated


Box 10 Folder 8 The Human Roulette, undated


Box 10 Folder 8 The Human Roulette, undated


Box 10 Folder 9 The Old Mill in Steeplechase Park, circa, 1930


Box 10 Folder 9 Train, circa, 1920


Box 10 Folder 9 Uncle Sam ride in front of George C. Tilyou's Steeplechase Park, circa, 1920


Box 10 Folder 10 Wonder Wheel, undated


Box 10 Folder 10 The Tickler, undated


Transportation


Box 10 Folder 10 "Baltimore and Ohio R.R. Engine 'Camel #80,' built by Ross Winans, 1853", undated



Box 11 Folder 1 Iron Steamboat Company steamer "Perseus," ran from Manhattan to Coney Island,, undated


Box 11 Folder 1 Engine and train on Long Island Railroad during blizzard of, 1888 undated


Box 11 Folder 1 Manhattan Elevated Railway, undated


Box 11 Folder 1 Marine railway, undated


Box 11 Folder 1 Metropolitan 46 Locomotive, undated


Box 11 Folder 1 "Harry Colton" Locomotive, undated


Box 11 Folder 1 Information card for Baldwin Locomotive Works, undated


Box 11 Folder 1 "Pioneer" Locomotive, undated


Box 11 Folder 1 Riverboat "Mary Powell,", undated


Box 11 Folder 1 Locomotive #65 of the New York and Manhattan Beach Railroad, undated


Box 11 Folder 1 Engine of Brooklyn Elevated Railway, undated


Box 11 Folder 1 Locomotive for the Brooklyn Elevated Railway, undated


Box 11 Folder 1 Locomotive for the Brooklyn Elevated Railway, undated


Box 11 Folder 1 Construction of the highway to Coney Island, undated


Box 11 Folder 1 "An Automobile Race,", undated


Box 11 Folder 1 Locomotive, undated


Box 11 Folder 1 "Horse Car to Subway,", undated


Box 11 Folder 2 "Iron Steamboat Company Trolley to Boat, Coney Island,:, undated


Box 11 Folder 2 "New York and Rockaway Beach Railroad, Jamaica Bay Route,", undated


Box 11 Folder 2 "On the Coney Island Boat,", undated


Box 11 Folder 3 Photograph of printed reproduction of The Bowery (Coney Island, New York),, 1894


Box 11 Folder 3 "Subway Celebrates West End Improvement of Coney Island,", undated


Box 11 Folder 3 "Train on Manhattan Beach Railroad, Mason Locomotive, Narrow Gauge,", undated


Miscellaneous


Box 11 Folder 4 Two locomotives in American Museum of Public Recreation, undated


Box 11 Folder 4 Carousel with horses carved by Marcus C. Illions, undated


Box 11 Folder 4 "Crowds Entering Steeplechase Park,", undated


Box 11 Folder 4 The Oriental Roller Coaster, L. A. Thompson Scenic Railway (Coney Island, New York),, undated


Box 11 Folder 5 Kiddie Boat Ride on the Boardwalk (Coney Island, New York), 1928


Box 11 Folder 5 Luna Park's Witching Waters Ride (Coney Island, New York), undated


Box 11 Folder 5 The Big Dipper Ride, 1915


Box 11 Folder 6 Carousel horse, undated


Box 11 Folder 6 "The Prancing Merry-Go-Round Horses Recall the Middle Ages,", undated


Box 11 Folder 6 Carousel horse, undated


Box 11 Folder 7 Carousel horse, undated


Box 11 Folder 7 Carousel, undated


Box 11 Folder 7 Carousel, undated


Box 11 Folder 8 Miscellaneous, undated


Box 11 Folder 8 Carousel, undated


Box 11 Folder 8 Carousel, undated


Box 11 Folder 8 Carousel, undated


Box 11 Folder 9 People posing near a carousel, undated


Box 11 Folder 9 Visitors preparing to ride The Tickler (Coney Island, New York), undated


Box 11 Folder 9 Carnival at Coney Island, undated


Box 11 Folder 9 Woman posing signs that advertise the freak show, undated


Box 11 Folder 9 Photographic negatives of Steeplechase Park, undated [to be removed to separate box], undated


Box 11 Folder 10 Model of a roller coaster designed by William F. Mangels, undated [framed], undated


Subseries I.2: Oversize Photographs, 1900-1934 undated, 1900-1934undated



Box 23 General Electric Publications Bureau, "Night View of Dreamland Circus Side Show Showing Outline Lighting and 4-1000 Watt Edison Mazda Lamps in Outdoor Fixtures," with banners of the attractions depicted,, 1907


Box 23 General Electric Publications Bureau, "Luna Park, Coney Island View of Main Avenue, 750 and 1000 Watt Mazda Lamps in Diffusing Balls for General Illumination," undated, 1000undated


Box 23 Five children on a slide in Steeplechase Park, undated


Box 23 Visitors enjoying the El Dorado carousel, Dogdem, a swing ride, and other indoor amusements,, undated


Box 23 Charles Nesensohn, Visitors enjoying the amusements at Luna Park, which include the Luna Ride, the Baby Incubators pavilion, R.T. Richard's sideshow pavilion, the Gyroplane, and others,, undated


Box 23 Coney Island Times Company, Aerial view of Steeplechase Park and the Iron Pier, undated [image loss at upper right], undated


Box 23 "Luna Park cashier's cage in [the shape of] a chariot, carved by M[arcus] C. Illions,", 1904


Box 23 "Walking the Greasy Pole is one of the Laugh Provoking Events on Raven Hall's program of Sunday Afternoon and Wednesday Evening Water Sports,", undated


Box 23 "Plenty of Vegetables" parade float, undated


Box 23 "Plenty of Bathing" parade float, undated [item has 1" tear at center], undated


Box 23 "Plenty of Bathing" parade float, undated


Box 23 "Plenty of Money" parade float, undated


Box 23 "Prince of Plenty" parade float, undated


Box 23 "Prince of Plenty" parade float, undated


Box 23 Stauch's "Go Where the Crowds Go" parade float, undated


Box 23 Oriental-themed parade float with crescent moon, nighttime, undated


Box 23 Parade float with stagecoach and children, decorated with cattails and rococo ornament [Cinderella?], nighttime,, undated


Box 23 Family group with triplets at the Incubation Institution, Panama-Pacific International Exposition (San Francisco, California),, 1915



Box 24 Parade float in the shape of a crescent moon or sleigh, nighttime, undated


Box 24 "Little Red Riding Hood" parade float, undated


Box 24 "Cinderella" parade float, undated


Box 24 "Old Woman Who Lived in a Shoe" parade float, undated


Box 24 "Plenty of Smoke" parade float, undated


Box 24 "Plenty of Bathing" parade float, undated


Box 24 "Cinderella" parade float


Box 24 "Jack and the Bean Stalk" parade float, undated


Box 24 "Plenty of Amusement" parade float, undated


Box 24 Phillips, "Grand Marshall William B[ertram] Lake and His Aides,", undated


Box 24 "Positively No Admittance," depicting seven young women in patterned frocks,, undated


Box 24 Giant lobsters adorn M.J. Rauscher's "Albermarle Hotel" parade float,, undated


Box 24 Uncle Sam and two sailors riding in a Steeplechase Park float shaped like a battleship,, September 1915



Box 25 Folder 1 View of Coney Island at night, undated


Box 25 Folder 2 Stacy, View of Coney Island (Brooklyn, New York), 1911


Box 25 Folder 3 Group portrait in front of McPherson's Point Comfort House, "F.O.E., New York No. 40, T.D. Sullivan, Pres., Coney Island, New York,", 1900


Box 25 Folder 4 "Teaser" Carousel, undated


Box 25 Folder 4 [Labeled on verso: "Mangels catalogue, retouched photo by W.F. Mangels, Illions-carved horses"]


Box 25 Folder 5 Entrance to Baby-Land, undated


Box 25 Folder 6 Gift shop with large sign reading "George C. Tilyou," [Steeplechase Park?],, undated


Box 25 Folder 7 Panorama of Luna Park, undated


Box 25 Folder 8 "Modern Venus,", 1934


Box 25 Folder 9 The Bowery (Coney Island, New York), undated


Subseries I.3: Glass Plate Negatives, undated



Box 26 Folder 1 Portrait of William F. Mangels, undated [broken into five pieces], undated


Box 26 Folder 2 Exterior of the William F. Mangels residence, undated


Box 26 Folder 3 View of Coney Island beach, undated


Box 26 Folder 4 View of Coney Island beach with the Coast Swimming Pool, Bushman Baths, Stauch Baths, and other bathing pavilions, undated [upper left corner detached], undated


Box 26 Folder 5 Three patent drawings for pleasure and amusement railways, c. 1900 [broken into three pieces with some losses; originally housed in Box 12, Folder 6], 1900