Luna Park, Coney Island
This image shows the mechanical escalator to the top of the Helter Skelter—where an attendant handed out a small mat that would facilitate the downward slide. In the background is the entrance to Luna’s “Days of 49,” a stage show with hundreds of actors and spectacular effects.
Cellulose nitrate negative
Brooklyn Museum/Brooklyn Public Library, Brooklyn Collection
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Eugene Wemlinger. Luna Park, Coney Island, 1909. Cellulose nitrate negative, 3 1/2 x 5 1/2 in. (8.9 x 14 cm). Brooklyn Museum, Brooklyn Museum/Brooklyn Public Library, Brooklyn Collection, 1996.164.10-23 (Photo: Brooklyn Museum, 1996.164.10-23_IMLS_SL2.jpg)
overall, 1996.164.10-23_IMLS_SL2.jpg. Brooklyn Museum photograph, 2010
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