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VINTAGRAPH • WPA • WWII • CARNAVAL EN LA HABANA, 1941

Fun Noir: 1905

Fun Noir: 1905

"Luna Park at night." Third in a series of Detroit Publishing glass negatives showing the Coney Island attraction at night circa 1905. View full size.

 

Wow!

I missed this great photo somehow!

[Click the "Coney Island" tag above the photo and you will find even more! - Dave]

Fun Noir...

... is a popular expression, in French Québec, meaning a whole lot of fun. Ils ont eu un fun noir -- "they had so much fun." (I know Dave made a wordplay, but still it surprised me to see that expression.)

Magical

I was so caught up in the lights and decorations that I didn't even notice the people at first--with the soft blurring they look like lights too.

Time machine

This picture makes me want to go back and feel what it was like to live back then.

 
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