Visit Your Local PBS Station PBS Home PBS Home Programs A-Z TV Schedules Watch Video Donate Shop PBS Search PBS
Montage of images and link description. Coney Island Imagemap: linked to kids and home
The Film and More
Imagemap(text links below) of menu items
The American Experience
Gallery


Coney Island is a twentieth-century icon of American fun, and the birthplace of the large-scale amusement park. George Tilyou's grinning "funny face" logo for Steeplechase Park, the giant tower at Dreamland, and Luna Park's 1.3 million electric lights drew crowds of fun-seekers for decades. Visitors strolled the boardwalk, splashed in the Atlantic Ocean, rode the Wonder Wheel, and enjoyed festive, carefree days at New York's "Electric Eden."

Click on a thumbnail to see a larger version.

thumbnail 1 thumbnail 2 thumbnail 3 thumbnail
thumbnail 5 thumbnail 6 thumbnail 7 thumbnail 8
thumbnail 9 thumbnail 10 thumbnail 11 thumbnail 12


The Film & More | Special Features | Timeline | Gallery | People & Events | Teacher's Guide
©  New content 1999-2000 PBS Online / WGBH