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Postcard: Vintage Coney Island Hospital Ambulance

Posted By Willie Simpson On December 14, 2012 @ 10:00 am In Arts & Culture | 5 Comments


Source: NYC EMS via Friends of Ocean Parkway

Our friends at Friends of Ocean Parkway [2] via the twitter feed of NYC EMS Website [3], turned us onto this beautiful archival photograph of an old-timey Coney Island Ambulance from the early 1900s. This horse drawn ambulance probably had to deal with patients suffering catastrophic emergencies stemming from tuberculosis, pneumonia, and diarrhea, the three most fatal diseases of the era. Thank the lord that last one rarely kills, or our esteemed editor would go through several lives a day.

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[1] Image: http://www.sheepsheadbites.com/?attachment_id=40462

[2] Friends of Ocean Parkway: http://www.friendsofoceanparkway.org/2012/12/vintage-photo-early-1900s-horse-drawn.html

[3] NYC EMS Website: https://twitter.com/NYCEMSwebsite

[4] One Reader Shares A Glimpse Into His Family’s, And Sheepshead’s, Past: http://www.sheepsheadbites.com/2012/08/one-reader-shares-a-glimpse-into-his-familys-and-sheepsheads-past/

[5] Vintage 1929 Poster Of Coney Island Hospital Up For Grabs: http://www.sheepsheadbites.com/2012/09/vintage-1929-poster-of-coney-island-hospital-up-for-grabs/

[6] Postcard: Where In The Bay Was This Old Photo Taken?: http://www.sheepsheadbites.com/2012/07/postcard-where-in-the-bay-was-this-old-photo-taken/

[7] Postcard: The New Iron Pier At West Brighton, 1879: http://www.sheepsheadbites.com/2012/05/new-iron-pier-coney-island-west-bright-steamboats/

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