On warm summer days, many New Yorkers could be found enjoying the rides and attractions at Coney Island amusement parks including Luna Park, Dreamland, and Steeplechase Park. In 1902 business partners Frederic Thompson and Elmer "Skip" Dundy opened Luna Park, the second amusement park on Coney Island. Visitors enjoyed rides and attractions set among exotic architecture and thousands of electric lamps. Before closing in 1946 the immensely popular Luna Park inspired amusement parks of the same name in Cleveland and Pittsburg. In May 2010 Luna Park at Coney Island reopened-its main entrance modeled after the 1903 original.


  • Title: Postcard:Luna Park, Coney Island
  • Date Created: 1906
  • Location: Brooklyn, NY
  • Subject Keywords: Coney Island, Luna Park, amusement park
  • Type: Travel & Souvenirs
  • Medium: printed cardstock, photomechanical reproduction
  • Object ID: 77.2911

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