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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

Amusements
“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 1
“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
Box 1
Folder 2
Bathing Beauties
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 3
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 4
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 5
E.E. Rutter, “Steeplechase Park Venus Contest,” circa 1930s
Box 1
Folder 6
Writing on tablet in fake fish tank, undated
Box 1
Folder 6
Carousels
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 6
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 7
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 8
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 9
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 1
Folder 10
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]
Box 2
Folder 1
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 2
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 3
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
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 4
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 5
“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 6
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 7
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 8
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 9
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 2
Folder 10
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
Box 3
Folder 1
Chariots
Chariot to Dreamland, undated
Box 3
Folder 2
Chariot, undated
Box 3
Folder 2
Dreamland
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 2
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 3
Photograph of painting of L. A. Thompson’s Marine Scenic Railway at Dreamland, undated
Box 3
Folder 4
Feltma n's Gardens
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 4
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 5
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 6
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 7
Unloading barrels at Feltman's Gardens, circa 1920
Box 3
Folder 8
Fires
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
Box 3
Folder 8
Floats and Parade Wagons
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 9
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 3
Folder 10
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 1
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 2
“Flying Turns Coaster,” 1929
Box 4
Folder 3
Freakshow
JoJo the Dog Boy standing on nails, undated
Box 4
Folder 3
JoJo the Dog Boy posed by a tree, undated
Box 4
Folder 3
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 4
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 5
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
Box 4
Folder 6
Hotels
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 7
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
Box 4
Folder 8
Incubation Institute
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 8
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 9
“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 4
Folder 10
“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 1
An Incubation Institute graduate of 1939 greets Dr. Couney, 1940
Box 5
Folder 2
Luna Park
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 2
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 3
Entrance to The Tickler, undated (3 images)
Box 5
Folder 4
Entrance to The Tickler, undated
Box 5
Folder 5
Entrance to The Whip, undated
Box 5
Folder 5
The great fire of 1946 1946
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)
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 5
Helter Skelter ride, 1908
Box 5
Folder 6
The Whip and the Crazy Village rides, undated (2 images)
Box 5
Folder 6
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 7
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 8
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 9
The Tickler, undated (4 images)
Box 5
Folder 10
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
Box 6
Folder 1
Mangels, William F.
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 2
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 3
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 4
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]
Box 6
Folder 5
Carousel lions, undated
Box 6
Folder 5
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 6
Kiddie Wheel, undated
Box 6
Folder 7
Kiddie Wheel, undated
Box 6
Folder 7
“Little ‘Brownie’ Roller Coaster,” undated
Box 6
Folder 7
“Little ‘Brownie’ Roller Coaster,” undated
Box 6
Folder 8
“Little ‘Brownie’ Roller Coaster,” 1931
Box 6
Folder 8
The Teaser, undated
Box 6
Folder 8
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 9
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 6
Folder 10
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 1
Music Hall--Henderson's music hall, 1917
Box 7
Folder 2
Panoramas and Crowd Shots
Band and crowd in front of Surf Avenue Opera House, undated
Box 7
Folder 2
Beach at Coney Island, circa 1920
Box 7
Folder 2
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 3
“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 4
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 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 6
Kiddie Land and Joe's Restaurant, undated
Box 7
Folder 6
Looking East on Surf Avenue, 1926 [later copyprint]
Box 7
Folder 6
Luna Park and Surf Avenue, 1912 [later copyprint]
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 7
Winter on Graves End Bay, 1902
Box 7
Folder 8
Personalities
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 8
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 9
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 7
Folder 10
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 1
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 2
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
Box 8
Folder 3
Pools, baths and playgrounds
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 4
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 5
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 6
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 7
Stauch's Dancing Pavilion (Coney Island, New York), undated
Box 8
Folder 8
The pool in the Kiddies Park (Coney Island, New York), 1924
Box 8
Folder 8
Rides
Fat Lady on The Whip, Luna Park (Coney Island, New York), circa 1925
Box 8
Folder 8
A Trip Through the Breakers, undated (3 images)
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 9
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 8
Folder 10
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 1
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 2
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 3
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 4
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 5
“First Scenic Railway Ever Built by LaMarcus. A. Thompson and Griffiths at Atlantic City (opened in 1887 between Tennessee and New York Avenues),” undated
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
Box 9
Folder 6
“Griffith's, the longest scenic railway,” undated
Box 9
Folder 6
“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 7
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
Box 9
Folder 8
Sea Lion Park
“Captain Paul Boyton, founder of Sea Lion Park in 1895 aboard his boat with his patented diving suit,” 1895
Box 9
Folder 8
“Captain Paul Boyton, founder of Sea Lion Park in 1895 fishing in his patented diving suit,” 1895
Box 9
Folder 8
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 9
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 9
Folder 10
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 1
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 2
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 3
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 4
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 5
Steeplechase Park, undated
Box 10
Folder 6
Dwarf clowns at “Steeplechase Sanitarium,” undated
Box 10
Folder 6
Parachute Drop, undated
Box 10
Folder 6
“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 7
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 8
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 9
Wonder Wheel, undated
Box 10
Folder 10
The Tickler, undated
Box 10
Folder 10
Transportation
“Baltimore and Ohio R.R. Engine 'Camel #80,' built by Ross Winans, 1853” undated
Box 10
Folder 10
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 1
“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 2
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
Box 11
Folder 3
Miscellaneous
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 4
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 5
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 6
Carousel horse, undated
Box 11
Folder 7
Carousel, undated
Box 11
Folder 7
Carousel, undated
Box 11
Folder 7
Miscellaneous, undated
Box 11
Folder 8
Carousel, undated
Box 11
Folder 8
Carousel, undated
Box 11
Folder 8
Carousel, undated
Box 11
Folder 8
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]
Box 11
Folder 9
Model of a roller coaster designed by William F. Mangels, undated [framed]
Box 11
Folder 10

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

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
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]
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]
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 23
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 24
View of Coney Island at night, undated

Box 25
Folder 1
Stacy, View of Coney Island (Brooklyn, New York), 1911
Box 25
Folder 2
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 3
“Teaser” Carousel, undated
Box 25
Folder 4
[Labeled on verso: “Mangels catalogue, retouched photo by W.F. Mangels, Illions-carved horses”]
Box 25
Folder 4
Entrance to Baby-Land, undated
Box 25
Folder 5
Gift shop with large sign reading “George C. Tilyou,” [Steeplechase Park?], undated
Box 25
Folder 6
Panorama of Luna Park, undated
Box 25
Folder 7
“Modern Venus,” 1934
Box 25
Folder 8
The Bowery (Coney Island, New York), undated
Box 25
Folder 9

Subseries I.3: Glass Plate Negatives, undated

Portrait of William F. Mangels, undated [broken into five pieces]

Box 26
Folder 1
Exterior of the William F. Mangels residence, undated
Box 26
Folder 2
View of Coney Island beach, undated
Box 26
Folder 3
View of Coney Island beach with the Coast Swimming Pool, Bushman Baths, Stauch Baths, and other bathing pavilions, undated [upper left corner detached]
Box 26
Folder 4
Three patent drawings for pleasure and amusement railways, c. 1900 [broken into three pieces with some losses; originally housed in Box 12, Folder 6]
Box 26
Folder 5

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