Another Coney Island of the Mind

Photograph of Coney Island Bathhouse on the beach at Duwamish Head, Summer 1899 by an unknown photographer
Photograph of Coney Island Bathhouse on the beach at Duwamish Head, Summer 1899 by an unknown photographer

As today’s temperatures soar into the record books, try to cool off by contemplating this chill (and somewhat odd) picture of a Seattle summer scene taken some 120 years ago.  And in case your laptop overheats while you’re busy scanning for updates on the Cliff Mass weather blog, you always can stop by the Special Collections Division during our open hours and enjoy his book, The Weather of the Pacific Northwest in our air-conditioned reading room.

Image credit: University of Washington Special Collections Divison, Seattle Photograph Collection, Negative no. UW2968

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