Today in History
Coney Island’s Luna Park in opened today in 1903. This photo was taken shortly after the park opened, in 1907 (Courtesy of NYPL Digital Gallery.)
DId you know that NYPL teamed up with Coney Island Brewing Company in Brooklyn to create a beer fit for a Founding Father – a porter based on George Washington’s handwritten “small beer” recipe, which can be found in the Library’s extensive collections.
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George P. Hall & Son, Luna Park, Coney Island, 1908. Gelatin silver print. New-York Historical Society
Today in 1903: Coney Island’s Luna Park opens to the illumination of 122,000 bulbs; upscale Luna offers “electro-scenic mechanical illusions” and allows weary mothers to check their babies along with their parcels.