8" x 10-1/8" masked to 9-1/2" x 6-1/4" (very good condition; see scan for details)
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for more on the American Museum of Public Recreation: https://www.atlasobscura.com/articles/lost-museums-of-new-york
"Down in Coney Island in 1929, rides inventor W. F. Mangels — responsible for such innovations as leaping carousel horses — decided the American amusement park needed its own museum. The American Museum of Public Recreation honored, as he told the New York Times, “human reaction to play as expressed through play facilities man has created and developed.”
The museum with its carousel animals, ride models, and entertainment engineering displays didn’t last long, however, and Mangels sold his collection in 1955. But some of it still survives in the city, and a tollhouse sign once used by tourist carriages that was part of this collection is going on display at the Coney Island History Project in 2015."
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Condition ratings are:
excellent (mint or as close to that as possible); very good (minor or hardly noticeable imperfection/s); good (some visible, smaller imperfections; generally not impairing the image to any significant aesthetic degree); fair (some noticeable imperfections, problems, or distressing), poor (significant condition issues throughout and imperfections).