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23 Incredible Vintage Pictures Of Summertime At Coney Island

Sunshine, sideshows, and — of course — Nathan's.

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Identical twins (left), dressed alike, look out over the Coney Island boardwalk, circa 1948. A man (right) bends over backwards on the beach, circa 1940.

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Sideshow performer Princess Lola (left), dubbed "the fattest lady at Coney Island," gets a checkup from a doctor in 1949. A "headless" woman (right) performs in a sideshow in 1945.

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A view of the famous "Parachute Jump" in Steeplechase Park, circa 1948. The ride was built as part of the 1939 New York World's Fair, and moved to Coney Island in 1941.

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A park department attendant (left) holds up a crying child at the lost childrens office on June 9, 1941. A time-lapse picture (right) shows an illuminated Ferris wheel in August. 1949.

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