Tunnels of Love, Coney Island
Variations of the Tunnels of Love were among the early rides in the amusement parks at Coney. Like many other rides, they encouraged informal contact between men and women and provided new opportunities for interaction between young people. When these rides were introduced at the turn of the twentieth century, social etiquette often still made relaxed communication difficult.
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Irving Underhill (American, 1872-1960). Tunnels of Love, Coney Island, 1929. Gelatin dry glass plate negative, 8 x 10 in. (20.3 x 25.4 cm). Brooklyn Museum, Brooklyn Museum/Brooklyn Public Library, Brooklyn Collection, 1996.164.8-B55101. © artist or artist's estate (Photo: Brooklyn Museum, 1996.164.8-B55101_glass_SL1.jpg)
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