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Tunnels of Love, Coney Island

Irving Underhill

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.
MEDIUM Gelatin dry glass plate negative
DATES 1929
DIMENSIONS 8 x 10 in. (20.3 x 25.4 cm)  (show scale)
MUSEUM LOCATION This item is not on view
ACCESSION NUMBER 1996.164.8-B55101
CREDIT LINE Brooklyn Museum/Brooklyn Public Library, Brooklyn Collection
RIGHTS STATEMENT © Estate of Irving Underhill
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CAPTION 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. © Estate of Irving Underhill
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