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Title The last days of Pompeii. Manhattan Beach 1903.
Collection Eugene L. Armbruster photographs and scrapbooks
Photographer Armbruster, Eugene L., 1865-1943
Image ID V1974.022.6.050
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Date 1903
Description The last days of Pompeii. Manhattan Beach 1903. [handwritten on recto]

A clipping depicting a scene from "The Last Days of Pompeii" a demonstration of the Roman city Pompeii getting consumed by the lavas of Mt. Vesuvius. The image includes costumed actors, set, and the view of a replica Mt. Vesuvius in the background. The performances were viewed in an enormous amphithteare behind the Manhattan Beach Hotel.

This page is from "Views of Coney Island, Volume 3" by Eugene Armbruster.
Place Names Coney Island (New York, N.Y.)
Manhattan Beach (New York, N.Y.)
Subject Headings Amusement parks
Politics & government
Performances
Costumes
Beaches
Hotels
Volcanoes
Copyright Public Domain