Dating at Coney Island, c. 1903.

A Couple at Coney Island, c. 1903. In the late 1800s, young urban women began going on unchaperoned dates to dance halls, amusement parks, and other public amusements instead of following the middle and upper class rules of courtship.
Detroit Publishing Co. South end of Bowery, Coney Island, N.Y. Courtesy of the Library of Congress.

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