Monday, January 23, 2023

Seattle Postcards: Luna Park


These are some of my favorite cards from my collection. Very hard to find and often expensive. They are of a Coney Island style entertainment center that was on Alki Beach back in the day.  At night, the park was lit up brilliantly, with each building and ride outlined in light bulbs. The park could be seen from miles away and was advertised as a safe nighttime destination for women and children.  The rides were disassembled and removed in 1913, with the Zeum Carousel traveling to California (the carousel is now in operation at Yerba Buena Gardens in San Francisco.)  Today all that remains of Luna Park are the original pilings, which are visible during extremely low tide and people often come from all over Seattle just to view these pilings!! The Luna Park Cafe just down the street was named after this, "The Greatest Amusement Park on the West Coast."

And here is a modern postcard celebrating Luna Park.

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