The pics are in high-resolution and have a spectacular quality. Click on the pictures to see full size.
I'm not one for old parks, nostalgia and that kind of stuff, but I certainly can (and do) appreciate the photography and the quality of those scans.
Good stuff - and I love the reactions/positions in this photo.
(although it is looking like they could use some sort of virtual queue here ;) )
Can't wait for the redo of DCA. ;)
About 10 years ago I visited Glen Echo and at the time ( they may still be doing this ) they showed
a home movie that somebody gave them that was filmed in the park back in 1963 ( maybe 1962 ).
Some of that movie was filmed right on their coaster.
After visiting Glen Echo back then, the place sure seemed small. The Gomer Pyle episode andthat home movie really made Glen Echo look like this huge amusement park. Maybe it was for its time.
You might like this then. Just did a quick search of coney island on loc.gov. The links that say moving image are actually old videos from Coney Island. One of them is of Shooting the Chutes from 1896. Link
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