Vintage Photograph Shows Coney Island's Surf Avenue in 1903

Surf Avenue, Coney Island, N.Y. 1903
Surf Avenue, Coney Island, N.Y. 1903
Photo: LOC

This great vintage photograph shows the corner of West 10th Street and Surf Avenue in Coney Island, Brooklyn back in 1903. The roller coaster in the photograph is the Loop the Loop, one of the first looping roller coasters in America. Closing in 1910, the short-lived coaster was one of dozens of coasters on Surf Avenue throughout the early 20th century. Here is a Google StreetView of how this same section looks today, with the Cyclone at Luna Park instead:

Surf avenue 2x
Surf Avenue

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