Coney Island's Biggest Fire Disaster

Printed Photo Postcard shows the aftermath of the fire that burned Dreamland Amusement park in Coney Island in May 1911. "Coney Island's Biggest Fire Disaster, Fighting The Flames At Dreamland." Water streams come from several directions at smouldering ruins in this post-fire photo that has been enhanced to highlight the streams of water. Captain Sorcho's attraction "Deep Sea Divers" can be seen in the foreground........During the early morning of May 27, 1911, the Hell Gate attraction was undergoing repairs by a roofing company as a leak was caulked with tar.

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