Vintage Postcard Shows Dreamland Amusement Park at Night on Coney Island Circa 1905

Dreamland at Night, Coney Island, N.Y.
Dreamland at Night, Coney Island, N.Y.
Photo: MCNY

Dreamland was one of several amusement parks on Coney Island in the early 1900s. It lasted from 1904 through 1911 when it was destroyed by a fire after a worker accidentally kicked over a bucket of hot pitch.

This incredible vintage postcard from around 1905 shows Dreamland at night, with its large tower shining a light that could be seen for miles.

For more on the photo, including larger scans and prints, check out its specimen page in the Museum of the City of New York's digital collection.

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