Coney Island Notebook

A Look Back at the Coney Island
of Yesteryear: A MOFH Video Presentation


See  Boarding School Girls Visit Coney Island in 1905! 

See "Fatty" Arbuckle at Luna Park in 1917!

See the Coney Island of the 1940s! 








Top left: Tag along with a group of young ladies from Miss Knapp's Select School as they spend the day at Coney Island in 1905. From YouTube.

Top right: Roscoe "Fatty" Arbuckle and Buster Keaton in the film "Coney Island." The clip shown features Beautiful Luna Park in 1917.  From YouTube.

 Bottom left: For many decades the beach and boardwalk at Coney Island in Brooklyn, New York was the place to be on a hot summer day. There were also side shows and amusement parks with plenty of thrill rides, not to mention Nathan's famous hot dogs. See a YouTube video of the Coney Island of the 1940s and get a sense of how our family members who lived in the New York metro area spent their time more than five decades ago. From YouTube.

Bottom right: "Coney Island, U.S.A." (1952): "An impressionistic view of a day in the life of Coney Island from the desertion in the early morning to the hysteria at midnight. Commentary by Henry Morgan." From YouTube and






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