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December 14, 2021

Beautiful Color Photos of Coney Island in 1948

Coney Island is a peninsular neighborhood and entertainment area in the southwestern section of the New York City borough of Brooklyn.

Between about 1880 and World War II, Coney Island had become a seaside resort and the largest amusement area in the United States, attracting several million visitors per year. The attractions reached a historical peak during the first half of the 20th century, and Coney Island was seen as a top getaway and “a symbol of Americans' increasing pride”. 

However, they declined in popularity after World War II and, following years of neglect, several structures were torn down.

Take a look at visitors at Coney Island in 1948 through these beautiful vintage color pictures:

(via Flashbak)


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