People on Midway with Car Coming Down Mountain

Title

People on Midway with Car Coming Down Mountain

Subject

Woodside Park, Fairmount Park, Mount Scenic Railway Ride; segregated amusements

Description

Vistors at Woodside Park ride the Mt. Scenic Railway Ride. Woodside Park was an amusement park built in Fairmount Park that was similar to Coney Island. While most rides were open to both White and Black visitors, the dance hall and swimming pool were exclusively reserved for White patrons. During the time Woodside was open, the Fairmount Trolley Company ran trolley lines to transport visitors to and from the park. The park closed in the 1950s and was later demolished.

Creator

J. McLaughlan

Source

Brightbill Collection, Series I, Library Company of Philadelphia.

Publisher

WCU, HIS 601/HON 451 Great Migration and Digital Storytelling, Spring 2016

Date

c. 1910

Contributor

Erica Knorr

Rights

Courtesy of the Library Company of Philadelphia

Format

JPG

Type

Still Image

Original Format

Postcard

Files

woodside.jpg
Mt. Scenic Railway Ride at Woodside Park.jpg


Citation

J. McLaughlan, “People on Midway with Car Coming Down Mountain,” Goin' North, accessed November 29, 2022, https://goinnorth.org/items/show/655.