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New York, June 1921. "Starlight Park." Our second look at this long-forgotten
(not so much as a Wikipedia entry) amusement complex surrounded by factories in the Bronx. Even the park itself has a kind of industrial look. Sign next to the rock: "All persons are FORBIDDEN to sit on the Cascade." Online, the only other pics I've been able to find show ruins. 5x7 glass negative, G.G. Bain. View full size.