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Vintage photos of:
The Oriental Hotel, at the eastern end of the Coney Island peninsula, opened in 1880 and was demolished in 1916.
1903. "Oriental Hotel and boardwalk, Manhattan Beach, Brooklyn, New York." Panorama of two 8x10 glass negatives, Detroit Publishing Co. View full size.