There was really no reason for the sender to write anything on this postcard sent in 1907 to Miss Katie Krunkle of Lancaster, Penna. – the picture says it all. It says Hey! I’m HERE! I’m in Coney Island!!! And what better place to be in 1907!
Coney Island was at its height of popularity at the time – it was the place to go for fun and surprising amusements – one of which was the Japanese Cafe illustrated above.
It’s seriously doubtful that sushi was served here . . . what exactly was served I haven’t been able to discover yet – but the guests were served by traditionally garbed servers.
Dreamland itself has a story full of bold strokes. It was built in 1904 and burnt to the ground in 1911. A short life, and it appears as it it were quite fully lived.
There may not have been miso soup – but there were hot dogs!
And at the end of the evening, the beautiful lights . . .