Monday, September 02, 2013
Monday's Postcard: Alki Beach
These postcards are some of my absolute favorites in my collection. The postcards on the left are of Luna Park, this was one of those Coney Island style amusement parks that were so popular in American in the early 1900's. There were many all over the USA and many of them were named Luna Park! There was a Luna Park in Coney Island, Pittsburgh, PA and in Cleveland, OH. Seattle's Luna Park operated from 1907 to 1913. It was built by Charles I.D. Looff on pilings extended over Elliott Bay and was called the Greatest Amusement Park on the West Coast. The last of it burned in the 1950's and today only a few pilings can be seen at extreme low tides. Several postcards were made of the park during it's heyday. I have found them challenging to locate. They are often out of my price range, so that is why these are favorites. Easier to find are cards depicting the Alki Bathhouse. This is the other card in today's post.