After four decades of collecting, he is now trimming back a bit. From May 2 through 27, about 75 pieces will be offered for sale at the Ross Art Group gallery in Manhattan.
The "backbone" of the show, said Ross Art Group's owner, Mickey Ross, is the collection of 28 original architectural drawings and blueprints that conceptualized Coney Island carnival rides and structures.
For those kids that grew up in New York City in the 1940s - 1960s Coney Island was a mecca, there were the boardwalks, the beach and Nathan's Famous (yes, that food spot now found in airports), but it was the rides and shows that really were the draw.
Run don't walk to "Sideshow" an exhibition of early Coney Island memorabilia starting May 2nd at The Ross Art Group's Manhattan gallery.
While the golden era of New York's most beloved amusement park is long gone, relics of Coney Island's colorful history and photos of its amazing cast of performers grab the spotlight in "Sideshow," an exhibition and sale running May 2-25 at The Ross Art Group's Manhattan gallery.
The exhibition chronicles roughly the first 50 years of Coney Island, whose first enclosed amusement park area opened in 1895 ? with additional pieces from other early