"Coney Island, Dreamland, Fighting the Flames"

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Title

"Coney Island, Dreamland, Fighting the Flames"

Subject

Building-exterior.
Coney Island (N.Y.)-history.
Event-Coney Island Fire.

Description

Dreamland was an amusement park at Coney Island, Brooklyn, from 1904 to 1911. It was famous for its freak shows and water rides. On May 27th, 1911, the "Hell gate" attraction caught fire and Dreamland was destroyed. In this photograph the "Fighting the Flames" exhibit is shown, where, ironically, fire-fighting techniques were demonstrated.

Date

c. early 20th century.

Contributor

Elise M. Barbeau

Identifier

Hofstra University Library Special Collections
Box 8, Item 14

Files

8-14.jpg

Citation

“"Coney Island, Dreamland, Fighting the Flames",” Hofstra University Library Special Collections: Digital Collections, accessed July 20, 2024, https://omeka.hofstra.edu/items/show/455.

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