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Coney Island Mardi Gras: 1908

Coney Island Mardi Gras: 1908

"Coney Island Mardi Gras 1908." Some interesting signs in this one. 8x10 glass negative, George Grantham Bain Collection. View full size.

 

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An Affront

The word "affronted" in the bottom of the newpaper articles (thank you Vic)... Just love that word, don't know if I've ever used it in a sentence but am certainly intrigued by the possibility. Plus the idea of "affronting" a woman has got my imagination going overtime.

Sigh, the perils of way too much time on one's hands.

Sale of confetti stopped!!!

Looks like the celebration two years earlier got a little out of hand.

[The curse of rowdyism! Not to mention its handmaidens-in-horseplay, boisterousness and hooliganism. Click the clippings to enlarge. - Dave]

1906:

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1911:

Chop Suey and German Beer

And Moxie! Great stuff. There was apparently a "Mardi Gras Hotel" in Coney Island. Who knew?

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