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VINTAGRAPH • WPA • WWII • VITAL TO VICTORY: WWII

Picnic in the Park: 1905

Picnic in the Park: 1905

Onondaga County, New York, circa 1905. "Picnic grounds, Long Branch Park, Syracuse." Sign on the white shed: "Get your tickets for merry-go-round." 8x10 inch dry plate glass negative, Detroit Publishing Company. View full size.

 
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You can't see the benches for the trees.

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That's the biggest merry-go-round I've ever seen! Kind of like today's "Roundup."

Historical Newspapers From New York State

I found a treasure trove of New York newspapers from the mid 1800s on (including the Syracuse Evening Telegram). Unfortunately it is not well indexed. That notwithstanding, it is fascinating reading.

 
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