At Play In The Archive
I don’t know the story behind these images of my great-grand-aunt Lillian Spielmann (later Spellman), but she looks pleased as punch to be at Coney Island. These pictures were taken in 1910, when Lillian was ten years old, but they are not from the trip she took with LS later that same year.
Notice the necklace and the hair ribbon — she clearly dressed very carefully for the occasion.
Here she looks a little bit less pleased. This location looks less Coney Islandish to me, but I really can’t be sure — after all, there is a guy named “Pickles” in the picture. Lil looks a bit younger in this shot.