Jul 14, 2014

Picture of the Day: Coney Island in Color, circa 1905

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Original Photograph via Library of Congress

 

In this fantastic image colorized by Dana Keller, we see the Luna Park Promenade at Coney Island, New York, taken some time between 1903 and 1910.

Coney Island is a peninsular residential neighborhood, beach and attraction destination on the Atlantic Ocean in southwestern Brooklyn, New York City. The site was formerly an outer barrier island, but became partially connected to the mainland by landfill. [source]

Coney Island is well known as the site of amusement parks and a seaside resort. The attractions reached a historical peak during the first half of the 20th century, declining in popularity after World War II and years of neglect. In recent years, the area has seen the opening of MCU Park stadium and has become home to the Brooklyn Cyclones minor league baseball team, as well as the opening of a new amusement park among several adjacent ones. [source]

You can see the original black and white version below. If you enjoyed this colorized image, be sure to check out the Sifter previous posts:
24 Historic Black and White Photos Colorized
20 Historic Black and White Photos Colorized

 

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