The magic of Coney Island’s Dreamland at night

Dreamland’s tower, illuminating the summer sky with the help of a million light bulbs, looks like a magnificent cathedral in this 1905 image.


Beach season is almost over, so a postcard reminder of this pleasure paradise will have to suffice until next year. Of course, there’s always September’s Coney Island’s Mardi Gras festival.

[Image: Museum of the City of New York Collections Portal; x2011.34.4375]

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One Response to “The magic of Coney Island’s Dreamland at night”

  1. Herb Moskovitz Says:

    In the Harold Lloyd movie, “Speedy,” there is an extended sequence in Coney Island in 1928, Actually a number of New York locations appear in the film including Yankee Stadium with a cameo by Babe Ruth. The film can be seen on YouTube at
    with Coney Island sequence starting at 20 minutes into the film.

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