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VINTAGRAPH • WPA • WWII • UNFAIR TO BABIES, 1936

Puny Express: 1904

Puny Express: 1904

New York circa 1904. "The Ponies, Coney Island." Your Cute Filter must be set to Off to view this photo. 8x10 inch dry plate glass negative. View full size.

 

It does a body good

Borden Milk is not the first name that comes to mind when I think New York, but the company's roots are there. Mr. Borden invented Condensed Milk and accidentally discovered pasteuriaztion in the process. Louis Pastuer proved it was the heating of milk, not the evaporation, that made it healthier so he got the credit.

I Spy!

The surrey with the fringe on top!

It must be the hat

All the boys in this picture have such stern looks on their faces, except for the kid in the derby hat.

He seems to look more at ease.

The Great Coal Mine LIVES!

I see The Great Coal Mine ride, while supposedly short lived & not very popular, was still around three years later in '04.

Long live The Great Coal Mine!

OK, I Give Up

Which one is Billy the kid?

The joy

The joy expressed by the riders is only exceeded by that of the ponies.

 
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