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|The picture shows a view of this Old Rockaways' Playland Amusement Park Advertising Souvenir Tin Pin Back Button. The pinback button is not dated but it is old. It is imprinted in red, white, blue and black. It features the Amusement Park's clown in a top hat in the center. It is marked as follows:|
MEMBER OF JO - JO CLUB
GREEN DUCK CO. CHICAGO
The pin back button measures 1-5/8'' wide. It is in good condition with some spotting on the front as pictured. Below here, for reference, is some information about Rockaways' Playland:
From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Rockaways' Playland was an amusement park located in Rockaway Beach in the Borough of Queens, New York City, at Beach 98 Street between Rockaway Beach Boulevard and the beachfront. It was opened in 1902 by William Wainwright and was closed permanently in 1985. Originally extending to the boardwalk adjoining the beachfront, Playland's area was greatly truncated in the late 1930s by the construction of the Shore Front Parkway at the behest of Robert Moses. Playland's roller coaster, known as the ''Atom Smasher'', was prominently featured in the movie ''This is Cinerama''. A housing development now occupies Playland's site.
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