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VINTAGRAPH • WPA • WWII • THE TOY DEPARTMENT, 1913

He's Got A Ticket To Ride

He's Got A Ticket To Ride

Sixty years have gone by since my father took this picture of me at Riverview Beach Amusement Park, then a popular spot on the Delaware River in southern New Jersey. A lot of things have changed since August 1948, but I still enjoy amusement rides. View full size.

Keeps Going, Going Going...

Here is a shot of two of my grandsons taken by me on the Boardwalk in Ocean City, New Jersey of a seemingly similar ride of similar vintage. In the amusement park industry rides get sold and resold, plus moved around, over the decades.

Uninsured Driver

When I was four or five I rode a carnival ride very much like this one, and the spoke attached to my car worked itself loose. I was rear-ended before being lifted out by the frantic ride operator. This was before we became such a litigious society. I thought it was exciting.

 
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