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Coney Island, "Luna Park" by night 1905

In by Silvio DellʼAcqua

Night view of the “Luna Park” in Coney Island (New York) in 1905, with its centerpiece, the “Electric Tower” in the foreground. The park opened in 1903 and closed in 1944, after it has been destroyed by fire. The term Luna Park, used to designate several amusement park around the world, is based on this first one. 1905 Detroit Publishing Co./Commons

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New York: Little Italy nel 1900

In by Silvio DellʼAcqua

Little Italy is a neighborhood in lower Manhattan, New York City, once known for its large population of Italians. This 1900 photocrom shows Mulberry Street, place for market and centre of social life of the Italian-American community. The “photocrom” is a process for producing colorized images from black-and-white photographic negatives via the direct photographic transfer of a negative onto lithographic printing plates. This picture …