Frederick Fried Coney Island collection, 1847-2001

Summary Information

Abstract

The collection consists of materials used by Frederick Fried in his research and writing about folk art and material culture, especially related to Coney Island, Brooklyn, New York. A significant portion of the collection consists of the personal archive of William F. Mangels, which was purchased by Fried in 1955. Mangels was a designer and manufacturer of amusement rides and founder of the American Museum of Public Recreation at Coney Island. Subjects include amusement parks, amusement rides, architecture, bathing pavilions, beaches, beauty contests, carousels, carousel animals, Brooklyn, coin-operated machines, Coney Island, exhibitions, games of chance and skill, hotels, mechanical rides, mechanization, parades, pleasure railways, recreation, roller coasters, sideshows, transportation, and other subjects related to American material culture and popular amusement.

At a Glance

Call No.: MS#1582
Bib ID 8857048 View CLIO record
Creator(s) Fried, Frederick
Title Frederick Fried Coney Island collection, 1847-2001
Physical Description 32.62 linear feet (32.62 linear feet 15 document boxes 7 flat boxes 36 oversized folders 7 tubes)
Language(s) Material is in English.
Access

This collection is located on-site.

This collection has no restrictions.

Arrangement

Arrangement

This collection is organized into three series Series I: Photographs, 1894-2001, undated Subseries I.1:Photographs, 1894-2001, undated; Subseries I.2: Oversize Photographs, 1900-1934, undated; Subseries I.3: Glass Plate Negatives, undated; Series II: Architectural and Design Drawings, 1847-2001, undated Subseries II.1: Flat drawings, 1847-1927, undated; Subseries II.2: Rolled drawings, 1910-1935, undated; Subseries II.3: Mapcase drawings, 1911-1974, undated; Series III: Personal Papers and Ephemera, 1870-1983, undated Subseries III.1 Coney Island History Papers, 1870-2000, undated; Subseries III.2: Oversize Volumes, 1908-1976, undated; Subseries III.3: Sheet Music and Miscellaneous Ephemera, 1896-1935, undated

Description

Summary

The Frederick Fried Coney Island Collection consists of material created and collected by Frederick Fried in the course of documenting and writing about the history of the amusements industry and the public culture of Coney Island (Brooklyn, New York). It includes, photographic materials, drawings, blueprints, newspaper and magazine clippings, research notes, published and unpublished writings, brochures, printed advertisements, correspondence, trade literature, sheet music, and ephemera. Of particular interest for researchers will be the materials that Fried collected from William F. Mangels (1867-1958) in 1955. Mangels was a German immigrant entrepreneur, designer, and inventor who was a major figure in the development of the American amusement park. Located at Coney Island, the W.F. Mangels Company was a prominent manufacturer of carousels and other amusement rides, including the Whip and the Tickler. Also a historian of the amusements industry and collector, Mangels founded the American Museum of Public Recreation (1929-1955) at West Eighth Street and Neptune Avenue at Coney Island and authored the book The Outdoor Amusement Industry: From Earliest Times to the Present (1952). Both Fried and Mangels organized their materials by subject or genre, and, therefore, there is some overlap in the method of arrangement. Researchers are advised to be mindful of this and may need to consult multiple subject categories and locations.

Using the Collection

Rare Book and Manuscript Library

Restrictions on Access

This collection is located on-site.

This collection has no restrictions.

Terms Governing Use and Reproduction

Single photocopies may be made for research purposes. The RBML maintains ownership of the physical material only. Copyright remains with the creator and his/her heirs. The responsibility to secure copyright permission rests with the patron.

Preferred Citation

Identification of specific item; Date (if known); Frederick Fried Coney Island Collection; Box and Folder; Rare Book and Manuscript Library, Columbia University Library.

Selected Related Material

Frederick and Mary Hill Fried Folk Art Archives, 1895-1991, Archives Center, National Museum of American History, Smithsonian Institution

Accrual

No additional material expected

About the Finding Aid / Processing Information

Columbia University Libraries, Rare Book and Manuscript Library

Processing Information

Papers processed Thai Jones, GSAS 2013; Matthew Spooner, GSAS 2013; Matthew Kuhnert, GSAAP 2012 2011-2012.

Finding aid written Matthew Kuhnert, GSAAP 2012 05/--/2012.

Revision Description

2012-09-21 xml document instance created by Carrie Hintz

2019-05-20 EAD was imported spring 2019 as part of the ArchivesSpace Phase II migration.

Subject Headings

The subject headings listed below are found in this collection. Links below allow searches at Columbia University through the Archival Collections Portal and through CLIO, the catalog for Columbia University Libraries, as well as ArchiveGRID, a catalog that allows users to search the holdings of multiple research libraries and archives.

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Genre/Form

Heading
Advertisements
Architectural drawings
Business records
Clippings (Information Artifacts)
Design drawings
Engineering drawings
Pamphlets
Patent drawings
Periodicals
Photographs
Printed Ephemera
Sheet music
blueprints (reprographic copies)

Subject

Heading
A.G. Mangels Company
American Museum of Public Recreation (New York, N.Y.)
Amusement park owners
Amusement parks
Amusement ride equipment industry
Amusement rides
Anaconda Copper Mining Company
Architect
Architecture
Attractions (Spectacles) -- New York (State)
Barnes Brothers Nursery Company
Beaches -- New York (State)
Beauty contests
Berni, Louis
Bishop & Babcock Sales Company
Books
Booman, H
Boyton, Paul
Brewster, James W
Browning, Charles
Builder
Butte Electric Railway Co
Carousel animals
Collector
Coney Island Carnival Company
Coney Island Chamber of Commerce
Consultant
Contractor
Craftsman
Crowds -- New York (State)
Custer, L. Luzerne
Designer
Draftsman
Dundy, Elmer
Earisher, Frederick
Engineer
Entrepreneur
Exhibitions
Feltman's Garden (New York, N.Y.)
Feltman's of Coney Island, Incorporated
Frank Wilcox Company
Fred Medart Mfg. Co
Fried, Frederick
Fried, Rachel
Gabriel, Carl
Gumpertz, Samuel W
Haase, Hugo
Hagenhech, Carl
Historian
Hotels -- New York (State)
Humphrey, D. S
Hurley, John J
Idora Park (Oakland, Calif.)
Illions, Marcus Charles
Immerso, Michael
Inventor
Jeanson, Charles A., III
JoJo the Dog Boy
Keating, William
Kennedy, W. T
L.A. Thompson Scenic Railway Company
Mangels, William F
Mangels, William F., 1867-
Manufacturer
Material culture -- New York (State)
Maxim, Hiram
Mechanization
Meinch, William C
Merry-go-round art
Narragansett Machine Company
Nesensohn, Charles
O'Neill, Clarence J
Onorato, Anthony
Parades -- New York (State)
Peck, James O
Peterson, William J
Pinto Brothers
Playland Park (Rye, N.Y.)
Popular culture -- New York (State)
R.S. Uzzell Corporation
Raub, Herman
Recreation
Reynold, H
Roller coasters
Ruprecht, Joseph
Rutter, E. E
Ryan Amusement Company
Ryan, Thomas J
Schaal, Eric
Schenck Brothers Palisade Park
Schenck, Joseph
Schenck, Nicholas
Seashore -- New York (State)
Seaside architecture
Semmel, Patricia
Sideshows -- New York (State)
Stock, John J
Strickler, William H
Thompson, F. W (Frederick W.)
Thompson, LaMarcus A
Tilyou Realty Company
Tilyou, Edward C
Tilyou, George C
Transportation -- New York (State)
Trump, Fred C
Underhill, Irving
Van Kannel, Theophilius
W.F. Mangels Carousell Works
W.F. Mangels Company
Wood-carver
Zip the Pinhead

History / Biographical Note

Biographical Note

Frederick P. Fried (1908-1994) was a recognized authority and avid collector of American folk art, specializing in American carousels and carousel art, circus art, mechanical amusements, shop figures, ship figureheads, and architectural ornament.

Fried was a frequent writer and lecturer and served as a consultant for several museums and institutions, including the Shelburne Museum (Shelburne, Vermont), the South Street Seaport Museum, the American Folk Art Museum (both in New York, New York), and the Smithsonian Institution's National Museum of American History (Washington, D.C.). Fried was an historian for the Musical Box Society International, and, along with his wife Mary Hill Fried (1913-1988), also a folk art specialist, helped to found the National Carousel Association in 1973.

Frederick Fried is primarily known for his research on American folk sculpture and the design and manufacture of carousels in the United States. His bookA Pictorial History of the Carousel(1964) is one of the definitive works on the subject. Research on the New York City shipcarver Thomas V. Brooks (1828-1895) and his apprentice Samuel Anderson Robb (1851-1928) led to the publication ofArtists in Wood: American Carvers of Cigar-Store Indians, Show Figures, and Circus Wagons(1970), which is considered to be Fried's "greatest contribution to folk art scholarship."

In addition, Fried was an active participant in the nascent historic preservation movement in New York City and an early member of the Anonymous Arts Recovery Society, an organization founded in 1962 and devoted to the preservation and salvage of architectural ornament. The group rescued over 1,500 artifacts from threatened buildings and sites all over greater New York, including material from Coney Island's Steeplechase Park during its demolition, and donated them to the collection of the Brooklyn Museum. In 1966, the museum established the Frieda Schiff Warburg Memorial Sculpture Garden, which placed a curated selection of these architectural fragments on long-term exhibition. Frederick Fried authored the essay "Fragmentary Landmarks" for the installation's inaugural catalog. Fried's interest in the sculptors and manufacturers of architectural ornament led to his collaboration with the photographer Edmund V. Gillon, Jr., on the publication ofNew York Civic Sculpture, A Pictorial Guide(1976). Throughout the 1960s, Fried was also an early advocate for the creation of an historic preservation district along Fulton Street in Lower Manhattan and the establishment of a maritime museum at the site. He led the national effort to facilitate the transfer of the Titanic Memorial Lighthouse from the headquarters of the Seamen's Church Institute to the newly founded South Street Seaport Museum in 1967.

A native of New York City, Frederick Fried was raised in Brooklyn, where his father owned a clock business on Ocean Parkway near the workshop and studio of Charles Carmel, a noted carousel carver. Fried earned a Bachelor of Fine Arts with an emphasis in sculpture. He married Mary McKenzie Hill, the Baltimorean artist and illustrator, in 1949, and the couple had two children. Fried served in the United States Air Force during the Second World War, and, after his military service, worked as an art director for several fashion agencies and the Bonwit Teller department store. After 1962, Fried devoted his professional life to research on American folk art and sculpture.

Over the course of many decades, Frederick Fried assembled an extensive folk art collection that he housed in a barn on his rural estate near Lincoln, Vermont. According to his obituary inThe Carousel News and Trade,his most treasured objects were those items that he was able to salvage from the historic amusement parks at Coney Island. Regretfully, many of these larger, three-dimensional artifacts were destroyed when an arsonist set fire to the barn in 1993, but a complete and detailed inventory of the collection survives. In 1987, Fried published a short history, "Greetings from Coney Island," based on his research and illustrated with material from his archival collection. Fried was working on a book-length history of Coney Island when he died in 1994, one year after the tragic fire ravaged his Vermont estate.

William Frederick Mangels (1867-1958) was a German immigrant, entrepreneur, and inventor, best known for his designs for mechanical amusements and carousels, and an important authority on the history of the amusements industry. During the course of his professional career, he was active in local and national organizations devoted to the amusements industry, such as the American Recreational Equipment Association, the New England Association of Amusement Parks, and the National Association of Amusement Parks, Pools, and Beaches, for which he served as historian. A prominent and successful businessman, Mangels served on the board of directors of many local Brooklyn concerns, such as the Bank of Coney Island, the Brooklyn Trust Company, the Coney Island Board of Trade, the Coney Island Carnival Company, Incorporated, the Coney Island Hotel Corporation, and the West Tenth Street Realty Group.

Records indicate that William F. Mangels was born in Cuxhaven, Germany, near Hamburg, in 1867. According to later interviews, Mangels worked as an apprentice in his father's machine shop where he helped manufacture parts for carousels. He immigrated to New York City in 1884 and become a naturalized citizen of the United States in 1890. In 1894, Mangels married Emma Kammerer, a New Yorker, and together they would have three children: William, Jr., Frederick, and Marguerite Mangels. His two sons, as well as one grandson, would continue the family amusement business after Mangels' death in 1958.

By 1886, William F. Mangels had established a bicycle and machine shop on West Fifth Street in Coney Island, which also provided repair services to the amusement rides and parks then in operation. It was also here that Mangels developed his first inventions, including his first patented amusement ride, a "roundabout" or "Razzle-Dazzle" improved mechanical swing in 1891. Patents for a "bicycle railway" soon followed in 1896 and 1898. Coney Island was then the center of the American amusements industry, and Mangels joined a growing enclave of entrepreneurs and inventors, many of them fellow German and Eastern European immigrants, who designed, manufactured, and repaired carousels, rides, and mechanical amusements.

Although he had enjoyed modest success thus far, the year 1907 proved to be especially momentous for Mangels. The summer season also marked the debut of his most popular amusement ride to date, the Tickler, which consisted of round cars in which riders were jostled as they slid down an inclined plane. When the inventor showed a drawing of the attraction to Frederick W. Thompson, the owner of Luna Park, the latter is reported to have exclaimed, "Mangels, you will need barrels to take your money away in!" Demand for the manufacture of the new mechanical device was indeed robust and allowed Mangels to raise enough capital to finance the construction of a new factory on West Eighth Street in Coney Island where the rides would be produced. A reporter for The Billboard, the amusement industry organ, listed the cost of the plant to be $32,000 and described it as "the most thoroughly-equipped factory for the manufacture of mechanical amusement devices in the country," containing drafting rooms, machine shops, a metal foundry, a wood-carving plant, and facilities for carpentry and painted finishes.

Mangels eventually made a small fortune by selling limited territorial rights to clients for between $35,000 and $45,000 per device in addition to the cost of the ride itself.

Incorporated in 1908, the W.F. Mangels Company operated until 1959 and became a leading international manufacturer of carousels, mechanical devices, and amusement rides. At various times, the firm employed many of Coney Island's most celebrated carvers to produce carousel horses, rounding boards, and embellishments, including Marcus Charles Illions, Samuel Stein, and Harry Goldstein. Mangels famously collaborated with Illions to produce the lavish, new Feltman carousel at Coney Island, which replaced an earlier ride that was damaged by fire in 1899.

In addition to carousels, the W.F. Mangels Company also designed and manufactured a diverse range of mechanical devices and rides for adults and children. In fact, Mangels claimed to have registered over seventy patents for inventions and amusement devices in his lifetime. The company designed and manufactured such noted rides as the Rocky Road to Dublin, in addition to various pleasure railroads, mechanical swings, and other amusements, both permanent and portable, for Coney Island-based establishments and amusement parks across the globe. For example, in 1912, Mangels was commissioned by the Joseph and Nicholas Schenck to design one of the earliest artificial wave-generating machines in the United States for Palisades Amusement Park (Fort Lee, New Jersey).

The veteran amusement-maker is perhaps most famous for inventing the Whip, which débuted at Coney Island's Luna Park in 1914 and soon became one of the park's most popular attractions. The ride was composed of cars that ran on a flat, elliptical course, and which were given an extra jolt by the centrifugal force of rounding a curved track at constant speed. Brisk sales of the Whip to other amusement parks, licensing agreements, and royalties from the sale of foreign manufacturing rights earned Mangels hundreds of thousands of dollars in profits. "We have sold the rights in Great Britain, Germany, France, Spain, Italy, Cuba, South Africa—every place where there are civilized people who like to play," explained Mangels, "And remember we make the apparatus too. … It cost the showman over $14,000 before he set it up, but it paid for itself in six weeks." Despite the Whip's great success, however, Mangels himself never rode on one.

In 1934, while on a five-month journey with his family to Europe, Mangels visited the operator who had purchased the German rights to the Whip, a gentleman named Sieboldt who ran a children's amusement park and zoo near Bremerhaven. In an interview many decades later, Mangels credited the success of Sieboldt's concern with inspiring a specialization in the design and manufacture of "kiddie rides" and other miniature amusements for youth that reproduced adult attractions on a smaller scale, such as child-sized Whips, pleasure railroads, and carousels. Also in its later years, Mangels' business also profited by producing replacement parts and mechanisms for the firm's historic rides, which were then in operation at countless amusement parks all over the world.

A recognized authority on the amusements industry, an amateur historian, and collector, Mangels founded the American Museum of Public Recreation (1929-1955) and authored the book The Outdoor Amusement Industry: From Earliest Times to the Present (1952), two initiatives that defined the last decades of his life.

The museum was granted an education charter by the Board of Regents of the University of the State of New York in 1929. Mangels was director and treasurer of the institution, which was sponsored by the National Association of Amusement Parks. Little financial support was forthcoming from the Association, however, and Mangels housed and maintained the collection himself in a structure adjacent to his factory at West Eighth Street and Neptune Avenue. According to the promotional pamphlet authored in the museum's inaugural year, it was hoped that the City of New York would eventually grant a plot of land for the erection of a permanent building.

The endeavor was unable to secure long-term financial stability, however, and the trustees of the museum closed the institution in 1955 and dispersed its collection. According to an obituary of William F. Mangels, the museum's collection of musical instruments was sold to an as yet unidentified museum then located in Council Bluffs, Iowa. The other three-dimensional items were purchased by the Circus Hall of Fame [and Horn's Cars of Yesterday (Fried, 104)], now the Ringling Circus Museum (Sarasota, Florida). It was also at this time that Frederick Fried arranged to acquire the bulk of William F. Mangels' personal papers and design drawings, which were subsequently used as source material, in part, for several of Fried's publications, such as A Pictorial History of the Carousel (1964) and others.


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

Series II: Architectural and Design Drawings, 1847-1974 undated

This series consists primarily of architectural and design drawings produced by the W.F. Mangels Company for buildings, structures, amusement rides, and mechanical devices. The majority of the series contains material that relates to the firm's client that were based in and around Coney Island (Brooklyn, New York), but there are also several items for projects elsewhere in the United States. This series is arranged first by size into three subseries—flat drawings, rolled drawings, and mapcase drawings—and is then arranged by the following subject categories: architectural drawings, carousels, amusements, roller coasters, mini-rails and pleasure railroads, flat rides, and ornamental details and other items. Because items are first arranged by size, researchers are advised to examine each of the three subseries to find all of the design documents in the collection that may pertain to a specific project. While perusing the container listing below, please note that digits that precede the item title and description (e.g. 170, Ferris wheel, foundation plan, undated) are identification numbers given to the drawings by the Ricco Maresca Gallery (New York, New York) for inventory purposes.


Subseries II.1 Flat drawings, 1847-1927 undated, 1847-1927undated

This subseries consists of architecture and design drawings by William F. Mangels and the W.F. Mangels Company, many for amusement rides at Luna Park and other Coney Island establishments. The subseries is arranged by subject category. Individual items of note include drawings for the Feltman Brothers carousel, plans for the workshop of carousel carver Marcus Charles Illions at Coney Island, and several sketches by Illions of a sleigh and decorative ornament. In addition, there are also four early nineteenth-century patent drawings for amusement devices, which were saved and studied by William F. Mangels and mounted to board.


Box 27 Folder 1

163, Automobile shed for Marcus C. Illions, plan and front/side elevation,, undated

(Ink and colored pencil on paper, 17 ½" x 12 ½" Foxing)


Box 27 Folder 1

164, Automobile shed for Marcus C. Illions, plan and front/side elevation,, undated

(Ink and colored pencil on paper, 17 ½" x 12 ½" Foxing and slide soiling along edges)


Box 27 Folder 1

192, Building at West Fifth Street and Sea Breeze Avenue, section, undated

(Ink on paper, 23 ¾" x 17 5/8")


Box 27 Folder 1

157, Pier head, elevation, undated

(Ink on paper, 23 ¾" x 14" Inscribed)


Carousels


Box 27 Folder 2

138, "Circus Ring for Free Show," Luna Amusement Park, plan and section,, 1913

(P.F. Meyer, architect. Ink and pencil on paper, 13.5" x 28 ½" Minor foxing, tape along edges on reverse; unsleeved)


Box 27 Folder 2

145, Design for a carousel, elevation and section, undated

(William F. Mangels, Ink and graphite on paper, 16 ¾" x 29", scale 1:32 Foxing; unsleeved)


Box 27 Folder 2

201, Design for a carousel (pointed), elevation, undated

(William F. Mangels. Ink and graphite on paper, 29 ½" x 15 ½", scale 1:3 Inscribed Ryan [Martini])


Box 27 Folder 2

142, "Galloping Horse Carousell, Patented,", undated

Ink and colored pencil on paper mounted to paper backed with linen, 20 ¾" x 27 ¾" total, 18" x 25 ¼" item, scale 1:16


Box 27 Folder 2

83, Carousel, section detail, undated

Ink and graphite on paper, 17 ¾" x 19 ¾"


Box 27 Folder 2

81, "New rounding board for Feltman [Brothers Carousel,]" elevation, December 5, 1922

Ink and graphite on graph paper, 16 ¾" x 14"


Box 27 Folder 2

79, Framing for carousel platform, plan, undated

(William F. Mangels. Ink and graphite on paper, 16 ¾" x 9 7/8" Foxing)


Box 27 Folder 2

80, Carousel foundation and motor pit, plan, February3, 1927

(Feltman Brothers Carousel Company. Ink on paper, 16 ¾" x 15")


Box 27 Folder 2

72, "Cross section plan for piers and motor pit for carousell,", undated

(William F. Mangels. Graphite and ink on paper, 20 ½" x 10 ¾", scale 3/8)


Box 27 Folder 2

129, Portable carousel, undated

Ink and colored pencil on paper mounted to linen, 13 ¾" x 19 ¼" backing, 10 7/8" x 16 ¼"


Box 27 Folder 2

175, Portable carousel, elevation, undated

Ink on paper, 23 ½" x 16 3/8" Inscribed "Now at Arruba" Tears along lower bottom edge; taped on reverse; water stain at lower right


Box 27 Folder 2

176, Portable carousel, elevation, undated

William F. Mangels. Ink on paper, 23 ½" x 16 ½"


Amusements, 1847-1894 undated, 1847-1894undated


Box 27 Folder 4

78, Four patent drawings mounted to board

(Ink on paper mounted to board, 12 1/8" x 16" Foxing on lower quarter and minor water damage/soiling along left edge

[Drawing 1:] Swing, Charles Luther, inventor. Patented October 16, 1847; [Drawing 2:] Parlor skate, Reuben Shaler, inventor Patent number 28,509 Patented May 29, 1860; [Drawing 3:] Swing E.S. Farson, inventor Patent number 8,117 Patented May 27, 1851; [Drawing 4:] Swing Aaron B. Nott, inventor Patent number 67,571 Patented August 6, 1867)


Box 27 Folder 4

165, Two items mounted to board

(Obverse: Duck shooting gallery, elevation, undated, Ink and gouache on paper mounted to board, 15 ¾" x 12 ¼" Reverse: "The New Birds-Eye View of the California Midwinter International Exposition," 1894. Engraving mounted to board, 15 ¾" x 12 ¼" Soiling, board is deteriorating and paper is acidic and fragile)


Box 27 Folder 4

137, Rendering of an amusement, undated

(William F. Mangels. Ink, ink wash, and graphite on paper, 21 ¼" x 13 ¾"--3" tear along upper edge, lower right corner detached)


Amusements--Trunnier, undated


Box 27 Folder 5

133, Machine gun, elevation, undated

(Ink and graphite on paper, 20 ¾" x 10 ¼")


Box 27 Folder 5

134, Trunnier, elevation and section, undated

(Ink and graphite on paper, 19 ¾" x 14 5/8")


Box 27 Folder 5

136, Trunnier, PERSP, undated

(Ink on paper, 19 ½" x 24")


Box 27 Folder 5

70, Mechanical detail of Trunnier, undated

(Pencil on paper, 19 3/8" x 11 ½")


Box 27 Folder 5

135, Trunner, vertical section, undated

(Ink on paper, 22 ¼" x 19 ½" Right edge ragged with losses, small loss at upper left edge)


Amusements and roller coasters, 1908 undated


Box 27 Folder 6

170, Ferris wheel, foundation plan, undated

(Ink on paper, 14 ¾" x 15 ½", scale 1:48. Minor soiling)


Box 27 Folder 6

169, Tip Top, foundation plan, undated

(Graphite on paper, 16 ½" x 18 1/8", scale 1:24. Minor foxing)


Box 27 Folder 6

166, Yale/Harvard Boat Race, plan of installation, [1908]

(William F. Mangels)


Box 27 Folder 6

167, Yale/Harvard Boat Race, cost estimate, December 12, 1908

(William F. Mangels. Ink on paper, 11" x 14 ½" Soiling)(Ink on paper, 13" x 15 ¼", scale 1:96. Soiling)


Box 27 Folder 6

51, Rollercoaster, section, undated

Ink on paper, 22" x 17" Minor foxing] )


Unidentified amusements and mechanical details, 1915-1916 undated, 1915-1916undated


Box 27 Folder 7

Unidentified working drawing, folded in quarters

(Ink on paper, 36" x 72" )


Box 27 Folder 7

71, "Fifth Wheel," plan and section detail, undated

(Ink on paper, 8 ½" x 6 ½")


Box 27 Folder 7

76, Unidentified ride, section, December 16, 1916

(William F. Mangels. Ink and graphite on paper, 19 3/8" x 7 3/16")


Box 27 Folder 7

82, Design for framing of center pole wagon platform, plan, December 1915

(Ink and graphite on paper, 24" x 16 5/16", scale 1:12)


Box 27 Folder 7

168, Mechanical detail, undated

(Ink on paper, 16 ¾" x 16 ¼" Foxing and soiling)


Box 27 Folder 7

48, Detail of wiring for miniature controller, undated

(William F. Mangels. Ink on paper, 16 3/8" x 18 ¼)


Mini-rails, 1910 undated


Box 27 Folder 8

22, Mini-rail, elevation and plan, undated

(Ink on paper, 10" x 22" ¼")


Box 27 Folder 8

40, Mini-rail, elevation, and plan, undated

(William F. Mangels. Ink on paper, 6 3/8" x 8 ½"¼")


Box 27 Folder 8

41, Ride, section detail, undated

(Ink and pencil on paper, 14 5/8" x 9" ¼")


Box 27 Folder 8

45, Mini-rail, elevation, undated

(Ink and graphite on paper, 18 ½" x 13 ¾" ¼")


Box 27 Folder 8

85, Mini-rail, section detail, undated

(Ink and graphite on paper, 23 ¼" x 17 ¾" Foxing¼")


Box 27 Folder 8

90, Mini-rail, plan and section, December 1, 1910 William F. Mangels, December 1, 1910

(Ink on paper, 16" x 21 ½"¼")


Trucks, 1913 undated


Box 27 Folder 9

49, Ryan truck, section, May 1913

(Graphite and ink on paper, 20 ¾" x 19 ½" )


Box 27 Folder 9

42, Thompson truck, plan and sections, December 7, 1910

(Ink on paper, 18" x 9" )


Box 27 Folder 9

43, Truck "capacity 4,000 lbs.," front and longitudinal sections, undated William F. Mangels, undated

(Ink on paper, 20 ¾" x 8 ½")


Pleasure railroads, undated


Box 27 Folder 10

56, Pleasure railroad, section detail, plan, and elevation of rail,, undated

(William F. Mangels. Ink on paper, 20" x 16 1/8" 3 ½" tear at lower left corner½")


Box 27 Folder 10

44, Willow Grove coal mine car bodies, plan and section, undated

(William F. Mangels. Ink and graphite on paper, 18 5/8" x 12", scale 1:12½)


Box 27 Folder 10

46, Framing plan for car bottoms, plan, undated

(William F. Mangels. Ink and graphite on paper, 14 7/8" x 12 ½", 1:12½")


Box 27 Folder 10

47, Framing plan for car bottoms, [Willow Grove coal mine cars?], plan,, undated

(William F. Mangels. Ink and graphite on paper, 15 ½" x 12 1/8", scale 1:12 Foxing½")


Ornamental details, undated


Box 27 Folder 11

161, Ornamental detail of cupid figure standing on a twisted column, elevation,, undated

( [Marcus] C. Illions and Sons. Ink on paper, 19 7/8" x 14 7/8")


Box 27 Folder 11

162, Ornamental detail of cupid figure standing on a twisted column, elevation,, undated

( [Marcus C. Illions and Sons]. Ink on paper, 12 3/8" x 17 5/8" )


Box 27 Folder 11

140, Sleigh with wolves, elevation, undated

(M[arcus] C. Illions [and Sons]. Graphite and ink on paper, 20 3/8" x 15 ½" )


Box 27 Folder 11

141, Decorative panels, elevations of outer, inner, and intermediate panels,, undated

([William F. Mangels]. Ink on paper, 21 ½" x 15")


Box 27 Folder 11

174, Decorative panels, elevations of outer, inner, and intermediate panels,, undated

(William F. Mangels. Graphite and ink on paper, 19 7/8" x 14 7/8")


Subseries II.2 Rolled drawings, 1910-1935 undated, 1910-1935undated

This subseries consists of architecture and design drawings by William F. Mangels and the W.F. Mangels Company, many for amusement rides at Luna Park and other Coney Island establishments. The subseries is arranged by subject category. Individual items of note include design drawings for the Whip, the Tickler, the Red Devil pleasure railway, and the Switzerland and Sleigh rides—all at Coney Island. Also included are designs for a Columbia carousel, the racing coaster at Point Breeze Amusement Park (Philadelphia, Pennsylvania), the Coal Mine pleasure railroad at Willow Grove Park (Willow Grove, Pennsylvania), plans for the swimming pool tank at Palisades Amusement Park (Fort Lee, New Jersey), a full color advertising poster for the Whip, and design drawings for a "kid's coaster" by the L.A. Thompson Scenic Railway Company.


General


Box 16 Folder 1

Pavilion at Coney Island Pier and Boardwalk, undated

(Pavilion at Coney Island Pier and Boardwalk, undated. Graphite and ink on linen, 37 ¼" x 16" Inscribed "Stussmann's, C.I." [Minor foxing, 2" tear at bottom left])


Box 16 Folder 1

Unidentified ocean-front building with truss roof, longitudinal section, cross section, and plan; details of trusses and posts,, undated

(William F. Mangels Graphite and ink on paper, 53" x 25 ¾", 1:48 [Minor soiling and slight tears at right edge])


Box 16 Folder 1

Tri-partite entrance pavilion for unidentified amusement on rails, plan, front and side elevations,, undated

(Ink on linen, 48 ¾" x 19", scale 1:48)


Box 16 Folder 1

Octagonal carousel building/pavilion, floor plan, elevations, and sections, 1914 January 23, 1914

William F. Mangels Ink on paper, 49 ¼" + 48" x 35 ½" [Both ends of rolled drawing crushed; three tears along right edge, 2", 4", and 6"]


Architectural Drawings, 1913 undated


Box 16 Folder 2

Detail of bath house, Palisades Park, elevations, sections, and plan,, March26, 1913

William F. Mangels Ink on paper, 49 ¼" + 48" x 35 ½" [Both ends of rolled drawing crushed; three tears along right edge, 2", 4", and 6"]


Box 17 Folder 1

Plan, elevation, and wall section of amusement park showing houses, roller coaster, bath houses, steam room, ocean tank, and beach,, undated

William F. Mangels Graphite on paper, 69" x 36" [Minor tears along right edge and slightly ragged top and bottom edges]


Box 17 Folder 1

Plan, elevation, and wall section of amusement park showing houses (sections A to C), roller coaster, bath houses, steam room, pavilion, ocean tank, and beach,, undated

Graphite on paper, 55" x 36"


Box 17 Folder 1

Two section details of concrete foundation, undated

(Graphite and ink on paper, 24" x 19 ¾")


Box 17 Folder 1

Full cross section and side elevation of machine shop at West Fifth Street and Sea Breeze Avenue,, undated

William F. Mangels, owner. Ink on linen, 42 ½" x 13 ½" [Minor foxing, roll was crushed]


Carousels


Box 17 Folder 2

"Columbia Carousell," elevation, partial plan, and section details,, November 24, 1913

William F. Mangels Ink on paper, 35 ¼" x 35 ¾", scale 1:12


Box 17 Folder 2

"Wagon carousell for Columbia," section, undated

Graphite and ink on linen, 52" x 37 ½" [Foxing along edges and lower right quadrant; folded in quarters and then rolled]


Box 17 Folder 2

Portable carousel, elevation, plan, and section details, June 1, 1912

William F. Mangels Ink on paper, 35" x 36", scale 1:12 [Left edge ragged]


The Whip


Box 18 Folder 1

Poster for The Whip, undated

Chromolithograph on paper, mounted to linen, 41" x 28" [Poster has major losses and tears throughout and is detaching from linen backing in some locations; item was rolled and requires steaming and flattening]


Box 18 Folder 2

Overall plan and elevations of entrance designs for The Whip, plan number three, October 1915

William F. Mangels Ink on linen, 44 ½" x 33", scale 1:24 [Foxing]


Box 18 Folder 2

Plan and longitudinal section of The Whip, October 1918

William F. Mangels Ink on linen, 48 ½" x 27 ¼", scale 1:24 [Severe foxing]


Swimming Pools


Box 18 Folder 2

Plan and side elevation of swimming pool tank, [Palisades Park?,], undated

Ink on paper, 99 ¼" x 36", scale 1:48


Box 18 Folder 2

Ground plan of swimming pool for Palisades Park, undated

William F. Mangels Ink on paper, 98 ½" x 36", scale 1:48


Box 19 Folder 1

Double-sided mechanical drawing; plan and section of machinery (obverse) and plan and section of machinery from below (reverse),, undated

Graphite and ink on graph paper, 32 ½" x 29", scale 1:6 [Badly damaged, nearly torn in half]


Roller Coasters


Box 19 Folder 2

Point Breeze Racing Coaster, elevation of track heights, March1912

William F. Mangels. Ink on paper, 87 ½" x 31", scale 1:48 [Ragged at bottom and left edge, minor foxing, major losses at left edge, 9" and 7" tears at left edge]


Box 19 Folder 2

Foundation plan for the Point Breeze roller coaster, February26, 1912

William F. Mangels Graphite and ink on paper, 80 ½" x 29 ½"


Box 19 Folder 2

Elevation of unidentified roller coaster, undated

Ink on linen, 116 ¾" x 16 ½" [Extremely soiled 12" to right edge and 4" to left edge, and along center crease]


Box 19 Folder 2

Sheet number three, structure and machinery, details of construction, The Kid's Coaster,, April 1925

L.A. Thompson Scenic Railway Company Ink on linen, 69" x 19"


Box 19 Folder 2

Sheet number two, elevation, The Kid's Coaster, April 1925

L.A. Thompson Scenic Railway Company Ink on linen, 69" x 19" Incribed "Auer"


Flat rides


Box 20 Folder 1

Sleigh Ride, plan of terminal, platforms, and incline, and cross section of track,, February1911

William F. Mangels Ink on paper, 91" x 36", 1:24 [Severely damaged, crushed tube, all edged ragged, major losses and tears at right edge]


Box 21 Folder 1

Cross section and plan of The Tickler, undated

William F. Mangels Ink on paper, 58 ½" x 26 ½", scale 1:48. Badly damaged, severe losses and tearing at left edge


Box 21 Folder 2

Longitudinal section of The Tickler, design number fourteen, undated

William F. Mangels Ink on paper, 41 ½" x 22 ½", scale 1:48


Box 21 Folder 2

Floor plan, longitudinal section, and cross section of The Tickler, including detail of elevator and diagram of Luna Park,, April 6, 1911

William F. Mangels Graphite and ink on paper, 71" x 36" Inscribed "Luna Park Checkers" and on reverse [9" tear at left edge; minor foxing]


Box 21 Folder 2

Unidentified flat ride, elevated tracks, longitudinal section and section details,, undated

Ink on paper, 51" x 15 ¼"


Box 21 Folder 2

Unidentified flat ride, full size details of track at terminal and on incline,, undated

Graphite and ink on paper, 43" x 26" [Upper edge very ragged]


Pleasure Railroads


Box 22 Folder 1

Plan and longitudinal section of the Red Devil Road pleasure railway, Twentieth Century Amusement Company,, undated

Graphite and ink on linen, 128 ¾" x 18 ¼", scale 1:48 [Foxing]


Box 22 Folder 1

Elevation of Red Devil Road pleasure railway, Twentieth Century Amusement Company,, undated

William F. Mangels Ink on trace, 118 ½" x 23" [Major 26" tear in center of left edge; major loss along right edge; bottom right severely crumpled]


Box 22 Folder 1

Foundation plan for Switzerland Ride, Dreamland, undated

Graphite on paper. 99 ¼" x 30"


Box 22 Folder 2

Foundation plan and cross section of Willow Grove "Coal Mine" railroad,, November 25, 1910

William F. Mangels Graphite and ink on paper, 123" x 31 ½", scale 1:12 [28" tear and severe losses at left edge]


Box 22 Folder 2

Foundation plan for unidentified roller coaster or pleasure railway,, undated

Ink on linen, 108"x 19 ½" [Foxing, badly soiled 12" to right edge and 3" to left edge]


Box 22 Folder 2

Elevation of unidentified pleasure railroad or roller coaster, March1912

William F. Mangels Graphite and ink on paper, 69" x 27 ¼", scale 1:48


Box 22 Folder 2

Section details of track (with railcar) for unidentified pleasure railway or roller coaster,, March1912

William F. Mangels Ink on paper, 35 ¼" x 29 ¾", 1:12


Subseries II.3: Mapcase Drawings, 1911-1974 undated, 1911-1974undated

This subseries consists of architecture and design drawings by William F. Mangels and the W.F. Mangels Company, many for amusement rides at Luna Park and other Coney Island establishments. The subseries is arranged by subject category. Individual items of note include designs, plans, and sections of several named carousels, including the Columbia, Culver, Feltman Brothers, Wilcox, and Willert carousels. Of special interest are plans and sections that illustrate William F. Mangels's various design iterations for the Tickler, as well as his designs for a host of other mechanical rides and other amusements, such as the Cake Walk, Human Roulette, the Squeezer, the Tip Top Pleasure Wheel, and many more. This subseries also contains Mangels's plans for the artificial wave-generating machine that he designed for Palisades Amusement Park (Fort Lee, New Jersey), and pleasure railroads for the Ryan Amusement Company (Brooklyn, New York), Palisades Amusement Park (Fort Lee, New Jersey), Point Breeze Amusement Park (Philadelphia, Pennsylvania), and Willow Grove Park (Willow Grove, Pennsylvania). In addition, this subseries also contains design drawings for the "Loop the Loop" rollercoaster by J.R. Worcester for the Loop Roller Coaster Company and for a "kid's coaster" by the L.A. Thompson Scenic Railway.


Architectural drawings, undated


Mapcase 15-J-8 Folder 1

Roof construction plan for unidentified building, undated

Graphite and ink on paper, 21 ½" x 21 ¾" [Minor foxing]


Mapcase 15-J-8 Folder 1

Plan of unidentified building at Balmers Walk and Surf Avenue (Brooklyn, New York),, undated

Ink on paper, 24 ½" x 11 ¼"


Mapcase 15-J-8 Folder 1

Elevation of unidentified building at Balmers Walk and Surf Avenue (Brooklyn, New York),, undated

Ink on paper, 24 ½" x 11 ¼"


Mapcase 15-J-8 Folder 1

Plumbing section of unidentified building at Balmers Walk and Surf Avenue (Brooklyn, New York),, undated

Ink on paper, 24 ¼" x 11 ¼"


Mapcase 15-J-8 Folder 12

Plan, front and side elevations, and section of storage building at West Eighth Street and Sheepshead Bay Road (Brooklyn, New York),, undated

Graphite and ink on paper, 36" x 23 ¾", scale 1:48


Mapcase 15-J-8 Folder 12

Plan, front and side elevations of a wagon shed for W.F. Mangels, undated

Ink on paper, 30 ¾" x 18 1/8" [Major soiling along right edge]


Carousels, 1911-1974 undated, 1911-1974undated


Mapcase 15-J-8 Folder 2

Carousel, cross section and plan for piers and motor pit, October 1911

William F. Mangels Graphite and ink on paper, 26 7/8" x 18 ½", scale 1:32


Mapcase 15-J-8 Folder 2

Carousel, plan of foundation and motor pit, undated

William F. Mangels Ink on paper, 26" x 24"[Tears along bottom edge"]


Mapcase 15-J-8 Folder 2

Carousel, plan of foundation and motor pit, undated

William F. Mangels Ink on paper, 26 ½" x 22 ¼"


Mapcase 15-J-8 Folder 2

Carousel, plan of foundation and motor pit, October 1911

William F. Mangels Graphite and ink on paper, 23" x 23", scale 1:32


Mapcase 15-J-8 Folder 2

Frank Wilcox carousel, section details and plan of foundation and motor pit,, October 20, 1916

William F. Mangels Graphite and ink on trace, 21" x 25 ¼"


Mapcase 15-J-8 Folder 3

Carousel, plan, section, and elevations, undated

Graphite and ink on paperboard, 228 ½" x 22 ½" [Extremely fragile, two detachments, one corner loss, 3" tear at right edge]


Mapcase 15-J-8 Folder 3

Carousel, plan and section of platform, undated

Graphite and ink on paper, 28 ½" x 20 ½"


Mapcase 15-J-8 Folder 3

Carousel, plan, March1912

Ink on paper, 30" x 15", scale 1:48


Mapcase 15-J-8 Folder 3

Carousel, elevation, undated

Graphite and ink on paper, 29" x 21 1/8"


Mapcase 15-J-8 Folder 3

Carousel, section and elevation, April 23, 1974

J. Worrell Graphite and ink on blueline, 22" x 17", scale 1:48


Mapcase 15-J-8 Folder 3

Carousel, plan, April 29, 1974

J. Worrell Graphite and ink on blueline, 22" x 17", scale 1:48


Mapcase 15-J-8 Folder 3

Framing plan for "Galloping Horse Carousel,", December 1925

W. Johnson Graphite on paper, 24" x 20 ½"


Mapcase 15-J-8 Folder 4

Columbia Carousel, plan, section, and elevation, August 10, 1913

William F. Mangels Graphite and ink on paper, 33 ¾" x 33 ½", scale 1:12


Mapcase 15-J-8 Folder 4

Portable carousel, plan, elevation, and section, June 1, 1912

William F. Mangels Graphite and ink on paper, 35 ½" x 35", scale 1:12


Mapcase 15-J-8 Folder 5

"Galloping Horse Portable Carousel (Colored),", undated

Graphite on paper, 37 ½" x 20 ¼" [Very brittle, torn at left and right edges]


Mapcase 15-J-8 Folder 14

Wilcox carousel (Savin Rock, West Haven, Connecticut), section and details,, November 16, 1916

William F. Mangels Graphite on paper, 34" x 35 ½", 1:12 [8" tear along right edge, center]


Mapcase 15-J-8 Folder 14

Framing plan for 50-54', four-horse carousel ("Wilcox carousel"), October 1911

William F. Mangels Graphite and ink on paper, 36" x 19 ½", scale 1:12


Mapcase 15-J-8 Folder 14

Millwork and framing details [for carousel], plan, elevation, and section,, undated

William F. Mangels Graphite and ink on paper, 35 ½" x 24"


Mapcase 15-J-8 Folder 14

Carousel engine, elevation, undated

William F. Mangels Graphite and ink on paper, 24 ½" x 24"


Mapcase 15-J-8 Folder 15

Carousel, elevation, August 10, 1913

Willliam F. Mangels Ink on paper, 30 ½" x 27 ½", scale 1:12


Mapcase 15-J-8 Folder 15

"Willert" carousel, elevation, August 10, 1913

William F. Mangels Ink and graphite on paper, 36" x 21 ½"


Mapcase 15-J-8 Folder 15

Carousel, plan and section, undated

Graphite on paper, 30 ½" x 36 ¼"


Mapcase 15-J-8 Folder 15

Carousel, section detail, and elevation of gabled pavilion, undated

Ink and graphite on paper, 33" x 34" Inscribed "Made for Louis Berni"


Mapcase 15-J-8 Folder 16

Carousel pavilion at Balmers Walk and Surf Avenue, Coney Island (Brooklyn, New York), side elevation,, undated

William F. Mangels Ink on paper, 32 ¼" x 14", scale 1:48 [Staining and foxing]


Mapcase 15-J-8 Folder 16

Boat carousel, foundation plan, undated

William F. Mangels Ink on paper, 35" x 24", scale 1:24


Mapcase 15-J-8 Folder 16

Culver carousel, elevation and plan, December 1913

William F. Mangels Ink in paper, 31" x 36"


Mapcase 15-J-8 Folder 16

Feltman Brothers Carousel, foundation plan, December 12, 1922

William F. Mangels Ink and graphite on paper, 36" x 27 ¼"


Mapcase 15-J-8 Folder 17

Carousel, plan and section, undated

Ink and graphite on paper, 36" x 25 ½"


Mapcase 15-J-8 Folder 17

Carousel, plan and section, undated

Ink and graphite on paper, 32 ¾" x 22 ¼"


Mapcase 15-J-8 Folder 17

Carousel, plan and section, undated

William F. Mangels Graphite on paper, 30" x 26 ½" [Very brittle, 3 detachments]


Mapcase 15-J-8 Folder 17

Carousel, section, undated

Graphite on paper, 38" x 28 ½"


Mapcase 15-J-8 Folder 17

Carousel, section, undated

Ink on paper, 35 5/8" x 25"


Amusement Rides, 1913-1929 undated, 1913-1929undated


Mapcase 15-J-8 Folder 6

Hey-Day ride (North Tonawonda, New York), plan and section, August 25, 1925

William F. Mangels Graphite on paper, 23 ¾" x 29 ¾"


Mapcase 15-J-8 Folder 6

Aqua Gallery, detail of counter and pool, undated

Graphite and ink on paper, 24" x 19", scale 1:12


Mapcase 15-J-8 Folder 6

Plan of car bodies for Auto-race Course, Willow Grove Park, April 10, 1913

Graphite and ink on paper, 27 ½" x 10 ¼", scale 1:12


Mapcase 15-J-8 Folder 6

Autodrome, June 8, 1929

Graphite on paper, 26" x 14", scale 2:1


Mapcase 15-J-8 Folder 6

Inscribed "Old-style railway car"


Mapcase 15-J-8 Folder 7

[Full-size detail drawing of Sleigh Ride, undated

Ink on paper, 28 ½" x 26 ½"[Edges ragged]


Mapcase 15-J-8 Folder 8

Longitudinal section of The Tickler, undated

William F. Mangels Graphite on paper, 36" x 14", scale 1:48


Mapcase 15-J-8 Folder 8

Floor plan of The Tickler, design number four, undated

William F. Mangels Ink on paper, 40 ¾" x 13 ¼", scale 1:48


Mapcase 15-J-8 Folder 8

Floor plan of The Tickler, design number sixteen, undated

William F. Mangels Ink on paper, 41 1/8" x 14", scale 1:48


Mapcase 15-J-8 Folder 8

Ground plan of The Tickler, design number sixteen, undated

William F. Mangels Ink on paper, 41 1/8" x 12", scale 1:48


Mapcase 15-J-8 Folder 18

Automobile Race, undated

William F. Mangels Graphite and ink on paper, 34" x 33", scale 1:48


Mapcase 15-J-8 Folder 18

Revolving Barrel, plan, front and side elevations, March1911

William F. Mangels Ink on paper, 23 ½" x 21 ¾", scale 1:12


Mapcase 15-J-8 Folder 18

"Method of Securing Tie-Rails and Bands to Barrel,", undated

William F. Mangels Ink on paper, 34 ½" x 24", full-size detail


Mapcase 15-J-8 Folder 18

Cake Walk, plan, section, and elevation, undated

William F. Mangels Ink on paper, 40" x 24", scale 1:12R


Mapcase 15-J-8 Folder 18

Funny Stairs, plan, front and side elevation, and section detail, undated

William F. Mangels Ink on paper, 32" x 20", scale 1:12


Mapcase 15-J-8 Folder 18

Motor Chase Kiddie Ride, plan and section, undated

William F. Mangels Ink on paper, 32 ¾" x 21 ½"


Mapcase 15-J-8 Folder 18

Motor Chase, plan and section, April 1930

William F. Mangels Ink on paper, 34 ½" x 29"


Mapcase 15-J-8 Folder 19

Plan of skating floor, undated

William F. Mangels Ink on paper, 36" x 25 ½" [Upper edge ragged; 4" tear along lower edge]


Mapcase 15-J-8 Folder 19

The Squeezer, floor plan, sectional plan, and section detail, undated

William F. Mangels Ink on paper, 35 ¾" x 25", scale 1:12


Mapcase 15-J-8 Folder 19

"Teaser Carousell," floor plans and section, undated

William F. Mangels Ink on paper, 36" x 29 ½", scales 1:12 and 1:48


Mapcase 15-J-8 Folder 19

Tip-Top Pleasure Wheel, section, undated

William F. Mangels Graphite and ink on paper, 40" x 36", scale 1:12 [Severe foxing, very fragile, 4 ½" tears along center line at both top and bottom; 4" tear at left lower corner; upper left corner detaching; upper middle also at risk of detaching; currently folded in half]


Mapcase 15-J-8 Folder 19

Tip-Top Pleasure Wheel, section, undated

William F. Mangels Graphite and ink on paper, 36 ¾" x 29 ¼" [Minor foxing]


Mapcase 15-J-8 Folder 19

Tête-?-Queue, plans and section, undated

William F. Mangels Graphite and ink on paper, 35 3/8" x 29 7/8" [Abrasions and losses along center fold]


Mapcase 15-J-8 Folder 20

Roulette Wheel, plan and section showing machine pit, August 28, 1911

William F. Mangels Graphite and ink on paper, 35 ½" x 25", scale 1:12


Mapcase 15-J-8 Folder 20

Human Roulette, plan and horizontal section, undated

William F. Mangels Ink on paper, 35" x 21 ½", scale 1:12


Mapcase 15-J-8 Folder 20

Human Roulette, plan, elevation, and section detail, undated

William F. Mangels Ink on paper, 35 ½" x 21 ½", scale 1:12


Mapcase 15-J-8 Folder 20

"Roullitte Wheel,", undated

William F. Mangels Ink on paper, 36" x 30 5/8", scale 1:12


Mapcase 15-J-8 Folder 20

Roulette Wheel, August 1911

William F. Mangels Ink on paper, 34 ¾" x 24 ½" [Adhesive tape on reverse]


Mapcase 15-J-9 Folder 1

Electric Power Swings, front and side elevations, undated

William F. Mangels Graphite and ink on paper, 39 ½" x 14 ½"


Mapcase 15-J-9 Folder 1

Power Swings, front and side elevations, undated

William F. Mangels Ink on paper, 32 ¾" x 15 5/8"


Mapcase 15-J-9 Folder 1

Foot-operated Swings, front and side elevations, undated

William F. Mangels Ink on paper, 33 ¼" x 14" [Minor foxing]


Mapcase 15-J-9 Folder 2

Longitudinal section and plan for an unidentified flume ride [Shoot the Chutes?],, June 3, 1911

William F. Mangels Graphite and ink on paper, 35" x 18 ½", scale 1:12


Mapcase 15-J-9 Folder 2

Wave-Making Machine, plans elevation, and section details, undated

William F. Mangels Ink on paper, 35" x 30 ½", scale 1:12


Mapcase 15-J-9 Folder 2

Detail of swimming pool and wave-making machine at Palisades Park,, undated

William F. Mangels Graphite and ink on paper, 29 ½" x 31 1/8" [Extensive soiling at creases and fold lines]


Roller Coasters


Mapcase 15-J-8 Folder 9

"Coaster," plan and section, undated

Ink on paper, 28 5/8" x 21"; scale 1:4


Mapcase 15-J-8 Folder 9

"Cable grip to take care up coaster," plan and section, undated

Ink on paper 29" x 19 ¼"


Mapcase 15-J-8 Folder 9

Unidentified ride, mechanical details and stress diagrams (Luna Park),, undated

Graphite on paper, 29" x 19 ¾"


Mapcase 15-J-8 Folder 9

Mechanical detail, undated

Graphite and ink on paper, 25" x 22 ½"


Mapcase 15-J-8 Folder 9

Power plant for racing coaster, plan and section, undated

William F. Mangels Ink on paper, 20 ¾" x 23", scale 1:12


Mapcase 15-J-9 Folder 4

General plan of tracks, circa, 1900

J.R. Worcester, construction engineer; Loop Roller Coaster Company Photomechanical print, scale 1:96 Item is detached into two pieces: 321.1 = 17 5/8" x 23", 321.2 = 18" x 22 ¾"


Mapcase 15-J-9 Folder 4

Typical cross sections, circa, 1900

J.R. Worcester, construction engineer; Loop Roller Coaster Company Photomechanical print, scale 1/4" = 1' Items is detached into two pieces: 328.3 = 17 ½" x 23 ½", 328.4 -- 18" x 24"


Mapcase 15-J-9 Folder 4

Prescott's Centrifugal Roller Coaster, December 15, 1900

J.R. Worcester, construction engineer; Loop Roller Coaster Company Photomechanical print, scale 1:32 Items is detached into two pieces: 328.1 = 17 ¼" x 24 ½", 328.2 = 18 ¼" x 24 ½"


Mapcase 15-J-9 Folder 4

Detail of loading platform for Kid's Coaster, undated

L.A. Thompson Scenic Railway Company, The Ink on paper, 18 ½" x 30 ¾", scale 1:24


Mini-rails and pleasure railroads, undated


Mapcase 15-J-8 Folder 10

Rail car, plan and elevation, undated

Graphite and ink on paper, 29 ¾" x 18 ¼" [Soiling]


Mapcase 15-J-8 Folder 10

Mini-rail, elevation, undated

Ink on paper, 30" x 11"


Mapcase 15-J-8 Folder 10

Mini-rail, elevation, undated

Graphite on paper, 25 5/8" x 11", scale 1:12 "H.S. Williams" on reverse


Mapcase 15-J-8 Folder 10

Scenic railway truck, plan and elevation, undated

Graphite and ink on paper, 29 ¾" x 16 ½" [Foxing]


Mapcase 15-J-8 Folder 10

Mini-rail, elevation, undated

Ink on paper, 26 ½" x 9 5/16"


Mapcase 15-J-9 Folder 5

Mini-rail, elevation, undated

William F. Mangels Graphite and ink on paper, 36 1/8" x 21"


Mapcase 15-J-9 Folder 5

Mini-rail, plan and section, undated

William F. Mangels Graphite and ink on paper, 36" x 19 ¾"


Mapcase 15-J-9 Folder 5

Elevation of mini-rail carriage ornamented with cherubs and musical instruments,, undated

"Drawing by [Marcus C.] Illions [and Sons]" Ink on paper, 31" x 22" [Minor foxing]


Mapcase 15-J-9 Folder 5

Elevation of mini-rail for Electric Railway, undated

"Ben Hur, Rocky Road to Dublin, [Illegible?] Park" William F. Mangels Graphite and ink on paper, 36" x 13 ¾"


Mapcase 15-J-9 Folder 5

Mini-rail, rear and side elevation and section, undated

Ink and paper, 38" x 11 1/8" [Minor foxing]


Mapcase 15-J-9 Folder 6

"Safety checks on incline," section detail, March1912

William F. Mangels Ink on paper, 36" x 20 ¾"


Mapcase 15-J-9 Folder 6

Detail of track for miniature railway, section and plan, April 1911

William F. Mangels Ink on paper, 34 ½" x 16", scale 1:2


Mapcase 15-J-9 Folder 6

Controller for miniature locomotive, section and plan, 1910

William F. Mangels Graphite and ink on paper, 33" x 10 ¾"


Dreamland railroad, Ryan Amusement Company, undated


Mapcase 15-J-9 Folder 7

Dreamland railroad, Ryan Amusement Company, section details of elevated track, numbers 3-15,, undated

William F. Mangels Ink on paper, 35 ¼" x 20 ¾"


Mapcase 15-J-9 Folder 7

Dreamland railroad, Ryan Amusement Company, section details of elevated track, numbers 16-28,, undated

William F. Mangels Ink on paper, 36" x 21 ½"


Mapcase 15-J-9 Folder 7

Dreamland railroad, Ryan Amusement Company, section details of elevated track, numbers 29-42,, undated

William F. Mangels Ink on paper, 36" x 21 ½"


Mapcase 15-J-9 Folder 7

Dreamland railroad, Ryan Amusement Company, section details of elevated track, numbers 43-56,, undated

William F. Mangels Ink on paper, 35 ½" x 19"


Mapcase 15-J-9 Folder 7

Dreamland railroad, Ryan Amusement Company, section details of elevated track, numbers 71-84,, undated

William F. Mangels Ink on paper, 36" x 18 ½"


Mapcase 15-J-9 Folder 7

Dreamland railroad, Ryan Amusement Company, section details of elevated track, numbers 85-98,, undated

William F. Mangels Graphite and ink on paper, 36" x 19 ½"


Palisades Park Railroad, undated


Mapcase 15-J-9 Folder 7

Palisades Park railroad, section details of elevated track, numbers 49-58,, undated

William F. Mangels Graphite and ink on paper, 35 ½" x 22"


Mapcase 15-J-9 Folder 7

Palisades Park railroad, section details of elevated track, numbers 59-68,, undated

William F. Mangels Graphite and ink on paper, 35 ½" x 22 ½"


Mapcase 15-J-9 Folder 7

Palisades Park railroad, section details of elevated track, numbers 69-80,, undated

William F. Mangels Graphite and ink on paper, 35 ½" x 23" [Major losses along left edge]


Mapcase 15-J-9 Folder 7

Palisades Park railroad, section details of elevated track, numbers 81-92,, undated

William F. Mangels Graphite and ink on paper, 35 ½" x 24"


Mapcase 15-J-9 Folder 8

Palisades Park railroad, section details of elevated track, numbers 1-10,, undated

William F. Mangels Graphite and ink on paper, 35 5/8" x 22 ¼"


Mapcase 15-J-9 Folder 8

Palisades Park railroad, section details of elevated track, numbers 13-24,, undated

William F. Mangels Graphite and ink on paper, 35 5/8" x 22 ¼"


Mapcase 15-J-9 Folder 8

Palisades Park railroad, section details of elevated track, numbers 25-36,, undated

William F. Mangels Graphite and ink on paper, 35 ½" x 22 ¾"


Mapcase 15-J-9 Folder 8

Palisades Park railroad, section details of elevated track, numbers 37-48,, undated

William F. Mangels Graphite and ink on paper, 35 5/8" x 21 ¾"


Mapcase 15-J-9 Folder 9

Palisades Park railroad, section details of elevated track, numbers 93-102,, undated

William F. Mangels Ink on paper, 33 ½" x 21 ¾"


Mapcase 15-J-9 Folder 9

Palisades Park railroad, section details of elevated track, numbers 103-112,, undated

William F. Mangels Ink on paper, 32 ½" x 23 ½"


Mapcase 15-J-9 Folder 9

Palisades Park railroad, section details of elevated track, numbers, 112-125,, undated

William F. Mangels Ink on paper, 34 ½" x 24" [Lower left corner detached]


Mapcase 15-J-9 Folder 9

Palisades Park railroad, section details of elevated track, numbers, 127-136,, undated

William F. Mangels Ink on paper, 34 ½" x 24" [Brittle paper; Folded left edge May require steaming to flatten]


Point Breeze railroad, 1912


Mapcase 15-J-9 Folder 10

Point Breeze railroad, section details of elevated track, numbers 3-15,, 1912

Ink on paper, 35 ½" x 24"


Mapcase 15-J-9 Folder 10

Point Breeze railroad, section details of elevated track, numbers 16-26,, 1912

Ink on paper, 33" x 27 ½"


Mapcase 15-J-9 Folder 10

Point Breeze railroad, section details of elevated track, numbers 39-51,, 1912

Ink on paper, 36" x 27 1/8"


Mapcase 15-J-9 Folder 10

Point Breeze railroad, section details of elevated track, numbers 52-65,, 1912

Ink on paper, 36" x 25 ¾"


Mapcase 15-J-9 Folder 10

Point Breeze railroad, section details of elevated track, numbers 66-79,, 1912

Ink on paper, 36" x 22 ¾"


Mapcase 15-J-9 Folder 10

Point Breeze railroad, section details of elevated track, numbers 80-103,, 1912

Graphite and ink on paper, 36" x 19 ½"


Mapcase 15-J-9 Folder 11

Point Breeze railroad, section details of elevated track, numbers 27-38,, undated

William F. Mangels Graphite and ink on paper, 33 3/8" x 29 1/8"


Willow Grove "Coal Mine" railroad


Mapcase 15-J-9 Folder 11

Willow Grove "Coal Mine" railroad, section details of elevated track, numbers 5-20,, undated

William F. Mangels Graphite and ink on paper, 35 ¼" x 25 ¼"


Mapcase 15-J-9 Folder 11

Willow Grove "Coal Mine" railroad, section details of elevated track, numbers 21-34,, undated

William F. Mangels Graphite and ink on paper, 35 2/4" x 27"


Mapcase 15-J-9 Folder 11

286, Willow Grove "Coal Mine" railroad, section details of elevated track, numbers 35-48,, undated

William F. Mangels Graphite and ink on paper, 35 ¾" x 26"


Mapcase 15-J-9 Folder 11

Willow Grove "Coal Mine" railroad, section details of elevated track, numbers 49-62,, undated

William F. Mangels Graphite and ink on paper, 35 5/8" x 26 3/8"


Mapcase 15-J-9 Folder 12

Willow Grove "Coal Mine" railroad, section details of elevated track, numbers 63-76,, undated

William F. Mangels Graphite and ink on paper, 36" x 25 ½"


Mapcase 15-J-9 Folder 12

Willow Grove "Coal Mine" railroad, section details of elevated track, numbers 77-90,, undated

William F. Mangels Ink on paper, 35 3/8" x 25 ¾"


Mapcase 15-J-9 Folder 12

Willow Grove "Coal Mine" railroad, section details of elevated track, numbers 91-107,, undated

William F. Mangels Graphite and ink on paper, 35 ½" x 25 1/8"


Mapcase 15-J-9 Folder 12

Willow Grove "Coal Mine" railroad, section details of elevated track, numbers 112-124,, undated

William F. Mangels Ink on paper, 36" x 26"


Flat Rides


Mapcase 15-J-9 Folder 14

Helter Skelter, plan, section, rear and side elevations, undated

William F. Mangels Ink on paper, 34 ½" x 25"


Mapcase 15-J-9 Folder 14

Sleigh Ride, floor plan and elevation, undated

Graphite and ink on paper, 40" x 30" [Edges ragged; four major tears along left edge from 4" to 12" long, some losses]


Mapcase 15-J-9 Folder 14

Sleigh Ride, plan, front and side elevations, undated

William F. Mangels Ink on paper, 32 3/8" x 16 ¾", scale 1:4


Mapcase 15-J-9 Folder 14

Sleigh Ride, foundation plan, longitudinal section, and longitudinal elevation,, July 4, 1911

William F. Mangels Ink on paper, 65" x 31", scale 1:96 [Detached into two pieces each approx. 32.5" long]


Mapcase 15-J-9 Folder 14

Sleigh Ride at Palisades Park, plan, cross sections, and elevation,, undated

William F. Mangels Graphite and ink on paper, 36" x 30", scale ¼" =1" [Deeply creased, needs steaming to flatten appropriately, 3" tear at lower left corner and 1" tear at left edge]


Mapcase 15-J-9 Folder 14

Design for an amusement pavilion and "brakeman's house," plan and section,, undated

William F. Mangels Graphite and ink on paper, 36" x 16 ¼"


Mapcase 15-J-9 Folder 14

"Old Iron Pier, Dreamland Park," plan of pier, elevation and section of ride car,, undated

William F. Mangels Ink on paper, 32 ½" x 20 ½" [Minor foxing]


The Tickler


Mapcase 15-J-9 Folder 15

Front elevation and plan of The Tickler pavilion, undated

William F. Mangels Graphite on paper, 41 ¼" x 17 ¾"


Mapcase 15-J-9 Folder 15

Unidentified plan and elevation [of The Tickler?], undated

Graphite on paper, 43" x 14"


Mapcase 15-J-9 Folder 15

Floor plan of The Tickler, design number six, undated

William F. Mangels Ink and graphite on trace, 41 2/2" x 13 3/8", scale 1:48


Mapcase 15-J-9 Folder 15

Floor plan of The Tickler, design number nine, undated

William F. Mangels Ink on paper, 41 ¾" x 14 ¾", scale 1:48


Mapcase 15-J-9 Folder 15

Longitudinal section of The Tickler, design number nine, undated

William F. Mangels Ink on paper trace, 40 ½" x 20", scale 1:48 [Left edge ragged]


Mapcase 15-J-9 Folder 15

Longitudinal section of The Tickler, design number nine, undated

William F. Mangels Ink on paper, 40 1/8" x 20 ¼", scale 1:48


Mapcase 15-J-9 Folder 15

Longitudinal section of The Tickler, design number ten, undated

William F. Mangels Ink on paper, 42" x 22 ½", scale 1:48


Mapcase 15-J-9 Folder 15

Floor plan of The Tickler, design number twelve, undated

William F. Mangels Ink on paper, 41 ½" x 15", scale 1:48


Mapcase 15-J-9 Folder 15

Longitudinal section of The Tickler, design number twelve, undated

William F. Mangels Ink on paper, 41 ¾" x 12 3/". scale 1:48


Mapcase 15-J-9 Folder 15

Foundation plan of The Tickler, design number twelve, undated

William F. Mangels Ink on paper, 41" x 15", scale 1:48


Mapcase 15-J-9 Folder 15

Floor plan of The Tickler, design number thirteen, undated

William F. Mangels Ink on paper, 41 ½" x 14 1/8", scale 1:48


Mapcase 15-J-9 Folder 15

Foundation plan of The Tickler, design number thirteen, undated

William F. Mangels Ink on paper, 41 ¼" x 22", scale 1:48


Mapcase 15-J-9 Folder 15

Floor plan of The Tickler, design number fourteen, undated

William F. Mangels Ink on paper, 41 ½"x 13 ¼", scale 1:48


Mapcase 15-J-9 Folder 15

Floor plan of The Tickler, design number seventeen, undated

William F. Mangels Ink on paper, 41 ½"x 26", scale 1:48


Mapcase 15-J-9 Folder 15

Longitudinal section of The Tickler, design number eighteen, undated

William F. Mangels Ink on paper, 41 ½"x 15 ½", scale 1:48


Mapcase 15-J-9 Folder 15

Floor plan of The Tickler, design number eighteen, undated

William F. Mangels Ink on paper, 41 1/8" x 21", scale 1:48 [Soiling]


Mapcase 15-J-9 Folder 16

Floor plan of The Tickler, design number fifteen, undated

William F. Mangels Ink on paper, 41" x 22", scale 1:48


Mapcase 15-J-9 Folder 16

Longitudinal framing plan for The Tickler, design number five, undated

William F. Mangels Ink on paper, 39" x 13", scale 1:48


Mapcase 15-J-9 Folder 16

Ground plan of The Tickler, design number five, undated

William F. Mangels Ink on paper, 39 ½" x 18", scale 1:48


Mapcase 15-J-9 Folder 16

Floor plan of The Tickler, design number seven, undated

William F. Mangels Ink on paper, 38 ¼" x 12 5/8", scale 1:48


Mapcase 15-J-9 Folder 16

Reflected plan for The Tickler, [design number seven?,], undated

William F. Mangels Pencil on trace, 34" x 13 ½"


Mapcase 15-J-9 Folder 16

Floor plan of The Tickler, design number eight, undated

William F. Mangels Ink on paper, 39 3/8" x 15 ¾", scale 1:48 [Substantial tear along bottom right corner]


Mapcase 15-J-9 Folder 16

Floor plan of The Tickler, design number fifteen, undated

Ink on paper, 35 ¾" x 11 ¾", scale 1:48


Unidentified amusements and mechanical drawings, undated


Mapcase 15-J-8 Folder 11

Unidentified amusement, elevation, plan, and section detail of elevated track,, undated

Ink on paper, 21 ¾" x 28 5/8" [Medium foxing]


Mapcase 15-J-8 Folder 11

Unidentified ride, side elevation, section, and parts list, undated

Ink on paper, 21 ¾" x 30", scale 1:4 [Bottom edge is separated into three pieces 1" in height along the entire length; detached right corner]


Mapcase 15-J-8 Folder 11

Mechanical detail for unidentified amusement, undated

Graphite and ink on paper, 17 ¼" x 25 ½" [Minor foxing]


Mapcase 15-J-8 Folder 11

Mechanical detail for unidentified amusement, elevation and section,, undated

Ink on paper, 22 7/8" x 20 5/8" [Minor foxing]


Mapcase 15-J-8 Folder 11

Mechanical detail for unidentified amusement, undated

Graphite and ink on paper, 26" x 18"


Mapcase 15-J-9 Folder 3

Design for an unidentified amusement ride, floor plan and section (observe) and plan of property lot and track and elevation of rail car (reverse),, undated

William F. Mangels Graphite and ink on paper, 35 ½" x 30 ¼"


Mapcase 15-J-9 Folder 3

Unidentified amusement, "measurements on a Reithoffer Machine," section detail,, undated

William F. Mangels Graphite and ink on paper, 30 ½" x 10"


Mapcase 15-J-9 Folder 3

Unidentified amusement, section detail, May 1912

William F. Mangels Ink on paper, 32 ½" x 17"


Mapcase 15-J-9 Folder 3

Unidentified amusement, cross section and longitudinal section, December 1910

William F. Mangels Ink on paper, 36" x 19 1/8"


Mapcase 15-J-9 Folder 3

Mechanical detail for unidentified amusement (obverse) and property lot plan (reverse),, undated

William F. Mangels Graphite and ink on paper, 35 ½" x 18 1/8" [Minor foxing]


Mapcase 15-J-9 Folder 3

Mechanical detail for unidentified amusement, December 1913

William F. Mangels Ink on paper, 20" x 31 ½"


Mapcase 15-J-9 Folder 3

Unidentified amusement, section, March1912

William F. Mangels Ink on paper, 30 ¼" x 15 5/8", scale 1:48


Unidentified Amusements--Possibly Carousel Platforms, undated


Mapcase 15-J-8 Folder 13

Design for an unidentified ride [carousel platform?], property lot plan and section details,, undated

William F. Mangels Graphite on paper, 36" x 36"


Mapcase 15-J-8 Folder 13

Unidentified amusement [carousel platform?], section and plan, undated

William F. Mangels Graphite and ink on paper, 41 ½" x 33 ¾"


Mapcase 15-J-8 Folder 13

Unidentified amusement [carousel platform?], plan and section details of incline and motor pit,, undated

William F. Mangels Ink on paper, 41 ½" 28 5/8"

Series III: Personal Papers and Ephemera, 1870-2000 undated

This series contains the personal papers, research files, and collected ephemera of Frederick Fried, all of which relates to his personal interest in the history of the amusements industry and Coney Island (Brooklyn, New York). Much of this material originally belonged to William F. Mangels and was subsequently purchased by Fried in 1955. Items include clippings, photographs, manuscripts, research files, correspondence, deeds of sale, business records, official reports, postcards, ticket stubs, and other ephemera. Researchers are advised that this series maintains its original order and related items may be founded in multiple boxes, folders, and volumes.


Subseries III.1: Coney Island History Papers, 1870-2000 undated, 1870-2000undated

This series contains the personal papers, research files, photographs, and collected ephemera of Frederick Fried, all of which relates to his personal interest in the history of the amusements industry and Coney Island (Brooklyn, New York). Much of this material originally belonged to William F. Mangels and was subsequently purchased by Fried in 1955. Items of especial interest include the typed manuscript and research files compiled by William F. Mangels for his book, The Outdoor Amusement Industry from Earliest Times to the Present (1952); a manuscript of "A New Era for Coney Island" by William F. Mangels; and newspaper clippings, research files, and notes by Mangels for an unpublished history of Coney Island. This series also includes business records for the W.F. Mangels Company, including catalogs and stock certificates. Other material consists of William F. Mangels' personal seasonal passes to Palisades Amusement Park (Fort Lee, New Jersey) and other amusement parks, and, in addition, a guest book from the American Museum of Public Recreation for the years 1939-1940 with celebrity autographs from Greta Garbo, Reginald Marsh, Orson Welles, and other luminaries. This series also contains a small, discrete collection of photographs of pleasure railroads and other rides manufactured by the L.A. Thompson Scenic Railway Company, as well as photographic portraits of individuals from Coney Island's amusements industry, such as members of the Thompson and Tilyou families, Samuel W. Gumpertz, and others. This series also contains correspondence, receipts, and other materials that detail the closing of Coney Island landmarks and Frederick Fried's subsequent acquisition of artifacts and ephemera. Examples include receipts from the Tilyou Realty Company, a letter of authorization from Fred C. Trump, and a copy of the terms of sale of Feltman's of Coney Island, Incorporated. Lastly, researchers may also wish to consult Frederick Fried's "Coney Island Archive" collection report, which offers a comprehensive, descriptive inventory of each item in Frederick Fried's original collection of artifacts, photographs, and ephemera, as well as information about the provenance of select material—a remarkable resource.


Box 12 Folder 1-2

"Historical Review of Outdoor Amusement Industry" by William F. Mangels,, 1952

Cover and typed manuscript of William F. Mangels,The Outdoor Amusement Industry from Earliest Times to the Present(New York: Vantage Press, 1952)


Correspondence and Research Files


Box 12 Folder 3

Letter from Lawrence Heyl, Jr. to Frederick Fried, undated


Box 12 Folder 3

William F. Mangels research correspondence, 1921-1943 undated, 1921-1943undated


Box 12 Folder 3

Research notes regarding Thompson, Frederick, undated


Box 12 Folder 3

"Coney Island in the Nineties" by William F. Mangels, undated


Box 12 Folder 4

Feltman's Coney Island clipping file, 1914-1915 undated, 1914-1915undated

(Clippings from various New York and Brooklyn newspapers regarding the establishment Feltman's Coney Island (Brooklyn, New York), unbound from an unknown volume.)


Box 12 Folder 5

"The Carousels of Coney Island" by Roland Summit, 1970


Box 12 Folder 6

H. Takemura & Company calendar, 1939


Box 12 Folder 6

Photographs and clippings, undated


Box 12 Folder 6

Correspondence regarding the Tilyou family, 1978


Box 12 Folder 6

Hand-and typewritten notes, undated


Box 12 Folder 6

Manuscript of "A New Era for Coney Island" by William F. Mangels, undated


William F. Mangels Papers, 1908-1955 undated, 1908-1955undated


Box 12 Folder 7

Photograph of the interior of main pavilion, Centennial Exhibition


Box 12 Folder 7

Correspondence with Leonard Schloss, 1939

(subjects include Frederick W. Pearce & Company, Inc., Glen Echo Park, and Gumpertz, Samuel W.)


Box 12 Folder 7

Testimony of Charles N. Brewster regarding the valuation of the W.F. Mangels Company,, 1908


Box 12 Folder 7

Photographic prints of design drawings by William F. Mangels, undated

(subjects include the cake walk, funny stairs, the "Galloping Horse Carousell," Hoopla, and roller coaster cars)


Box 12 Folder 7

Typewritten labels of the "portrait gallery" and other exhibits on display in the American Museum of Public Recreation (Brooklyn, New York),, undated


Box 12 Folder 7

Certificate of corporate banking resolutions and bank account agreement, W.F. Mangels Company,, 1955


Box 12 Folder 7

Publications and catalogs, 1914-1932 undated, 1914-1932undated

(includes catalogs and product specifications issued by the W.F. Mangels Company)


Box 12 Folder 7

Postcards, undated


Box 12 Folder 7

Printed scan of W.F. Mangels design for mini-rail, undated


Box 12 Folder 7

Empty envelope from William T. Hurley addressed to W.F. Mangels, 1949


Box 12 Folder 8

Stock certificates for the W.F. Mangels Company (seven items), 1908


Box 12 Folder 8

Stock certificate for Coney Island Carnival Company, 1919


Box 12 Folder 9

Brooklyn Municipal Documents, 1911-1912


Frederick Fried and Estate of Frederick Fried papers, 1952-2000


Box 12 Folder 10

Lending agreement between the Estate of Frederick Fried (Rachel Fried), Michael Immerso, and Patricia Semmel,, 2000


Box 12 Folder 10

Receipts of purchase between Frederick Fried and Steeplechase Park/Tilyou Realty Company,, 1965-1966


Box 12 Folder 10

Written authorization from Fred C. Trump, 1966


Box 12 Folder 10

Terms of sale, Feltman's of Coney Island, Incorporated, 1952


Box 12 Folder 10

Engraving, "La Maisson,", undated


Box 12 Folder 10

Real estate survey of parcels in Coney Island, 1965


Box 12 Folder 10

Department of Parks, City of New York; The Improvement of Coney Island, Rockaway, and South Beaches (City of New York: New York: 1937)


Ephemera, 1881-1964 undated, 1881-1964undated


Box 13 Folder 1

Two business cards for Melville Langhans, undated


Tickets and passes, 1893-1964 undated, 1893-1964undated


Box 13 Folder 1

12-ticket pass to Steeplechase Park (Coney Island, Brooklyn), undated


Box 13 Folder 1

William F. Mangels' season passes for Schenck Brothers Palisades Amusement Park (Fort Lee, New Jersey), 1912 1917 1919-1924 1931 1938, 191219171919-192419311938


Box 13 Folder 1

Frederick Fried's press pass for Astroland, 1964


Box 13 Folder 1

Season passes for Dreamland Park (Coney Island, Brooklyn), 1929-1930


Box 13 Folder 1

Ticket to the Gravesend Hook and Ladder Company social (Gravesend, Long Island),, 1893


Box 13 Folder 1

Two photographic prints labeled "Roi du Rome" and "Princesses de Galles",, undated


Box 13 Folder 1

One photographic print of a rowboat in an unidentified location, undated


Box 13 Folder 1

Postcards depicting Auburn, Maine; Boston, Massachusetts; Ticonderoga, New York; and Youngstown, Ohio,, 1907-1927


Box 13 Folder 1

Photographic postcard of "Fighting Flames" amusement at Dreamland (Coney Island, Brooklyn),, undated


Box 13 Folder 2

Photographic postcard of the entrance to Dreamland (Coney Island, Brooklyn),, undated


Box 13 Folder 2

Clipping of "Milch [sic] Cows" pasted to board, undated


Pamphlets, Brochures and Programs, 1881-1907 undated, 1881-1907undated


Box 13 Folder 2

Pamphlet, Souvenir of Thompson's Patent Scenic Rail Road Midwinter Fair (San Francisco, California), undated [water damaged, half of back cover missing], undated


Box 13 Folder 2

Louis Glaser's Souvenir Album of Coney Island(New York: Wittemann Brothers, 1881) [pages detached]


Box 13 Folder 2

Annual report booklet, L.A. Thompson Scenic Railway Company of New York,, 1902


Box 13 Folder 2

Coney Island and Brooklyn, New York, Illustrated, undated [circa 1905 ?], undated1905


Box 13 Folder 2

Official program, Coney Island Jockey Club, 1899


Box 13 Folder 2

Official program, Brooklyn Jockey Club, September 17, 1907


Box 13 Folder 2

Official program, Brooklyn Jockey Club, September 24, 1907


Box 13 Folder 2

Official program, Metropolitan Jockey Club, October 22, 1907


Advertisements and miscellaneous, 1879-1905 undated, 1879-1905undated


Box 13 Folder 3

Chromolithograph flyer Beautiful Steeplechase Island (Bridgeport, Connecticut), 1905


Box 13 Folder 3

Frash & Company's champagne pavilion (West Brighton Beach, New York),, 1879


Box 13 Folder 3

Book cover for Hildegarde Hoyt Swift'sNorth Star Shining:A Pictorial History of the American Negro, illustrated by Lyn Ward, undated


Box 13 Folder 3

Two empty envelopes addressed to William F. Mangels and Frederick Fried


Advertisements and miscellaneous, 1879-1905 undated, 1879-1905undated


Box 13 Folder 3

Chromolithograph flyer Beautiful Steeplechase Island (Bridgeport, Connecticut), 1905


Box 13 Folder 3

Frash & Company's champagne pavilion (West Brighton Beach, New York),, 1879


Box 13 Folder 3

Book cover for Hildegarde Hoyt Swift'sNorth Star Shining:A Pictorial History of the American Negro, illustrated by Lyn Ward, undated


Box 13 Folder 3

Two empty envelopes addressed to William F. Mangels and Frederick Fried


Box 13 Folder 5

Sales correspondence regarding Columbia Gardens Amusement Park (Butte, Montana),, 1915-1930


Visual material file, 1903-1975 undated, 1903-1975undated


Box 13 Folder 6

Photographic negative of Feltman's carousel dismantled, 1966


Box 13 Folder 6

Aerial photograph of Coney Island, 1903


Box 13 Folder 6

Envelope labeled "Mr. Mangels' picture of building design," undated [empty], undated


Box 13 Folder 6

Design for a mechanical horse, ink on paper, undated


Box 13 Folder 6

Photograph of Ocean Parkway Baths, undated


Box 13 Folder 6

Photograph of bathing pavilion, exterior, undated


Box 13 Folder 6

Photograph of swing ride ["from William F. Mangels' files,"], undated


Box 13 Folder 6

Four photographs of a Mangels/Illions carousel owned by Carol and Harry Koch, King Reid Shows (Essex Junction, Vermont),, 1975


Box 13 Folder 6

Photograph of cake presented to Borough President Riegelman in honor of the first anniversary of the boardwalk,, 1924


Box 13 Folder 6

Photograph of the entrance to Steeplechase Park, undated


Box 13 Folder 6

Photographs and clippings of individuals:


Box 13 Folder 6

Gabriel, Carl, undated


Box 13 Folder 6

Haase, Hugo, undated


Box 13 Folder 6

Kennedy, W.T., undated


Box 13 Folder 6

Mangels, William F., undated


Box 13 Folder 6

Ruprecht, Joseph, undated


Box 13 Folder 6

Thompson, Frederick W., undated


Box 13 Folder 7

Booman, H., undated


Box 13 Folder 7

"Bradwell,", undated


Box 13 Folder 7

Brewster, James W., 1914


Box 13 Folder 7

Browning, Charles, undated


Box 13 Folder 7

"Cagney,", undated


Box 13 Folder 7

Custer, L. Luzerne, 1934


Box 13 Folder 7

Earisher, Frederick, undated


Box 13 Folder 7

Hagenhech, Carl, undated


Box 13 Folder 7

Humphrey, D.S., undated


Box 13 Folder 7

Maxim, Hiram, undated


Box 13 Folder 7

Peterson, William J., undated


Box 13 Folder 7

Stock, John J., undated


Box 13 Folder 7

Strickler, William H., 1930


Box 13 Folder 7

Thompson, Frederick W., undated


Box 13 Folder 7

Tilyou, Edward C., undated


Box 13 Folder 7

Van Kannel, Theophilius, undated


Box 13 Folder 8

Gumpertz, S.W.


Box 13 Folder 8

Reynold, H.


Box 13 Folder 8

Unidentified man, undated


Box 13 Folder 8

Coney Island, general view with observation tower, undated


Box 13 Folder 8

Dreamland, undated


Box 13 Folder 8

Feltman's Garden (Coney Island, Brooklyn), undated


Box 13 Folder 8

Glaciers, The, undated


Box 13 Folder 8

Shoot-the-Chutes, Sea Lion Park (Coney Island, Brooklyn), 1897 [copy print], 1897


Box 13 Folder 8

Steeplechase Park (Coney Island), carved lions in situ, undated


Material related to the L.A. Thompson Scenic Railway Company:


Box 13 Folder 8

"Columbus" amusement, undated


Box 13 Folder 8

Delano Gardens, projected view (Saint Louis, Missouri), 1902


Box 13 Folder 8

Flying Dip Scenic Railway (Venice, California), undated


Box 13 Folder 8

Idora Park (Oakland, California), undated


Box 13 Folder 8

L.A. Thompson Racer (Atlantic City, New Jersey), 1916


Box 13 Folder 8

Over the Rockies (Providence, Rhode Island), 1908


Box 13 Folder 8

Pike's Peak Railway and Rapids (Coney Island, Brooklyn), 1903


Box 13 Folder 8

"Razzle-Dazzle, The," by H.M. Pettit, 1908


Box 13 Folder 8

Scenic Railway, (Santa Cruz, California), undated


Box 13 Folder 8

Scenic Railway (Seattle, Washington), 1909


Box 13 Folder 8

Shoot-the-Chutes in Fairyland, undated


Box 13 Folder 8

Tacoma Exposition (Tacoma, Washington), undated


Box 13 Folder 8

Thompson Park (Rockaway Beach), undated


Box 13 Folder 8

Unidentified pavilion, undated


Box 13 Folder 8

Unidentified ride, (Venice, California), undated


Box 13 Folder 8

Unidentified ride, "Woodside,", 1912 undated


Box 13 Folder 8

Unidentified park (possible English), undated [in two pieces, affixed to L.A. Thompson letterhead], undated


Box 13 Folder 9

Guest book, American Museum of Public Recreation, 1939-1940

(Includes celebrity autographs from Great Garbo, Heddy Lamar, Reginald Marsh, Orson, Welles, and other luminaries)


Box 13 Folder 10

Frederick Fried's "Coney Island Archive" collection report, 1972-1993 undated, 1972-1993undated

(The report offers a comprehensive, descriptive inventory of each item in Frederick Fried's original collection of architectural salvage, artifacts, advertising, photographs, postcards, and ephemera, as well as information about the provenance and history of select material. In 1993 Fried updated the inventory in pencil after a fire destroyed the Vermont barn that housed many of the collection's large artifacts and sculpture. The volume also includes Fried's typed and handwritten notes regarding the history of Coney Island's various attractions.)


Negatives and Transparencies, circa, 1964 undated


Box 13 Folder 11

Photographs of Hiram Maxim and Theophilius Van Kannell, undated (Photographic prints in Box 13, Folder 7) [Materials smell slightly of vinegar syndrome], undated


Box 13 Folder 11

Painting of Steeplechase Park at the Museum of the City of New York,, undated


Box 13 Folder 11

Carousel sleigh, undated


Box 13 Folder 11

Demolition of Steeplechase Park, circa, 1964 undated


Subseries III.2: Oversized Volumes, 1880-1976 undated, 1880-1976undated

This subseries contains items collected by Frederick Fried related to his personal interest in the history of the amusements industry and Coney Island (Brooklyn, New York). Much of this material originally belonged to William F. Mangels and was subsequently purchased by Fried in 1955. Among the items in this subseries are several volumes associated with the W.F. Mangels Company, including a minute book (1908-1959) with certificates of incorporation, company bylaws, and minutes for meetings of the board of directors. Of special note to researchers interested in carousel manufacture and design will be the company's ledger book, which contains a detailed record of the firm's client and sales for the period 1908-1915. In addition, five volumes of scrapbooks compiled by Mangels collect articles, clippings, and other ephemera that richly detail the biographies of Coney Island personalities, the history of the amusements industry in Brooklyn, and the programming and collection of the American Museum of Public Recreation. Lastly, this series also contains a scrapbook of material collected by Frederick Fried about Steeplechase Park.


Box 14 Folder 1

Steeplechase Park Scrapbook, 1973-1976 undated, 1973-1976undated

(Scrapbook containing clippings, correspondence, photographs, and pricing information for party rentals at Steeplechase Park, Coney Island. Item is covered in faux alligator skin and has an attached metal fob decorated with a crest and the words "Coney Island.")


Box 14 Folder 2

Minute Book, W.F.Mangels Company, 1908-1959

(Contains certificates of incorporation, company bylaws, and minutes for meetings of the board of directors for the W.F. Mangels Company.)


Box 15

Ledger Book, W.F. Mangels and Company, 1908-1916

(Contains a detailed record of the firm's clients and sales for the dates 1908-1916 inclusive.)


William F. Mangels scrapbooks


Box 28

Volume 1, Correspondence and clippings, 1880-1965 undated, 1880-1965undated


Box 28

[Unidentified volume], Correspondence book, 1934-1950 undated, 1934-1950


Box 29

[Unidentified volume], Coney Island scrapbook, 1886-1941 undated, 1886-1941undated


Box 29

"Coney Island Clippings, New and Old," 1908-1943 undated, 1908-1943undated


Box 29

"Coney Island, Mangel's [sic] Museum Publicity," 1884-1939 undated., 1884-1939

( In addition to newspaper and publicity clippings, photographs, and other ephemera, this volume includes one folder of historic maps of Coney Island and Gravesend Bay, as well as two renderings of architectural designs for the American Museum of Public Recreation by architects Peter F. Meyer and Edward Schoeppe, undated. )


Subseries III.3: Sheet Music and Miscellaneous Ephemera, 1896-1935 undated, 1896-1935undated

This subseries contains items collected by Frederick Fried related to his personal interest in the history of the amusements industry and Coney Island (Brooklyn, New York). This subseries contains sheet music and sheet music covers for songs whose titles or lyrics refer to Coney Island subjects, such as amusement rides, amusement parks, the boardwalk, and promenading. The subseries also includes other miscellaneous ephemera collected by Frederick Fried, such as two illustrated magazine covers that depict scenes from Coney Island, advertisements for Thomas Edison's "Electricity Is Life," and artwork by an unknown artist that depicts two kneeling couples.


Box 25 Folder 10

Illustration of two kneeling [matrimonial?] couples, undated


Box 25 Folder 10

Advertisement, Thomas Edison, "Electricity Is Life,", undated


Sheet Music


Box 25 Folder 11

Afloat on a Five Dollar Note (Arthur J. Lamb and J. Fred Helf), 1906


Box 25 Folder 11

Bamboo Slide Characteristic Marchand Two-Step (Fred A. Cruscaden),, 1905


Box 25 Folder 11

Bathing Lesson, The (Joseph Hart), 1902


Box 25 Folder 11

Belle of the Beach, The (Kurt P. Hirsekorn), 1903


Box 25 Folder 11

By the Beautiful Sea (Harold R. Atteridge and Harry Carroll), 1914


Box 25 Folder 11

Coney Island, featured in the motion picture Cain and Mabel (Al Dubin and Harry Warren), 1935


Box 25 Folder 11

Coney Island Washboard (Ned Nestor, Claude Shugart; Hampton Durand and Jerry Adams),, 1926


Box 25 Folder 12

Dreamland Waltz (Loula A. Gates), 1905


Box 25 Folder 12

Dreamland Waltzes (William Christopher O'Hare), 1909


Box 25 Folder 12

Just Take Me Down to Wonderland MarchSong (Thos. S. Allen), 1907


Box 25 Folder 12

Luna Park March(J.I. Alexander), 1907


Box 25 Folder 12

Luna Pastimes Marchand Two-Step (Manuel Klein), 1906


Box 25 Folder 12

Mariutch Down at Coney Isle (Harry Von Tilzer), 1906


Box 25 Folder 12

Mariutch Down at Coney Isle (Make a Little Hootch-A Ma Kootch) (Andrew B. Sterling and Harry Von Tilzer),, 1907


Box 25 Folder 12

Meet Me Down at Coney Island (Frank Rosenberg and Thomas Dinehart),, 1910


Box 25 Folder 12

My Little Coney Isle (Andrew B. Sterling and Harry Von Tilzer), 1902


Box 25 Folder 12

My Little Coney Isle (Harry Von Tilzer), 1903


Box 25 Folder 13

New York Cycle MarchTwo-Step (E.T. Paull), 1896


Box 25 Folder 13

On an Island Surrounded by Girls (Jeff Branen and Arthur Lange), 1916


Box 25 Folder 13

On the Boardwalk (Dick Richards and Newton B. Heims), 1912


Box 25 Folder 13

On the Pier at Dreamland (Edgar Malone and Ted S. Barron), 1906


Box 25 Folder 13

Rock-Rock-Rock, Let Me Rock in My Old Rocking Chair (George Spink),, 1907


Box 25 Folder 13

Sweetheart Won't You Come with Me to Dreamland? (Clarence Manning),, 1908


Box 25 Folder 13

Take Her Down to Coney Isle and Giver Her the Air (Ed Rose, George Whiting, and Lew Pollack),, 1919


Box 25 Folder 13

Take Me Where I Can Shout (Raymond A. Browne and William H. Penn),, 1910


Box 25 Folder 13

Vanity Fair Waltz Song (Stella May hew), 1906


Box 25 Folder 13

Where Do We Go from Here (Geo. Whiting and Ted Snyder), 1908


Box 25 Folder 13

Wonderland Waltz Song (Thos. S. Allen), 1906


Box 25 Folder 13

You're the Best Little Girl in Dreamland (Ed. Gardenier and Sam Goldie),, 1904


Miscellaneous Covers, 1909-1924 undated, 1909-1924undated


Box 25 Folder 14

Billboard, The (March20, 1909)


Box 25 Folder 14

Boardwalk Illustrated (Autumn 1924)


Box 25 Folder 14

Thomas A. Edison Electricity Is Life: Mild Current Good for the Nerves, Cures the Headache, undated