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Lilly at Coney Island

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.

Lilly at Coney Island, May 29, 1910.

Lilly at Coney Island, May 29, 1910. Photographer unknown.

Lilly at Coney Island, May 29, 1910. Photographer unknown.

Lilly at Coney Island, May 29, 1910. Photographer unknown.

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.

"Lilly, Mrs. Wolf, Pickles, and his friend." Date and photographer unknown. This looks fairly Coney Islandish to me, but I can't be sure. Lil looks to be about the same age, but she's dressed differently.

“Lilly, Mrs. Wolf, Pickles, and his friend.” Date and photographer unknown.  The storefront behind them is “Wolf – Ladies Hairdressing Parlor, Shampoo, and Face Massage.” I assume that the woman on the left is the proprietress. I rather hope that the gentleman on the right is not the face massager.

 

 

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