Thousands of riders can't be wrong September 29 2009

1254256900408Circa 1903. "Loop the Loop at Coney Island, New York."Shorpy comment of the day: Sorry about the neck and all, but you're in the minority, bub.

Temporary Injunction Against Police Interference Secured

Ex-District Attorney Foster L. Backus yesterday obtained from Justice Hooker, in the Supreme Court, Brooklyn, an order directing Police Commissioner Murphy to show cause to-morrow why the police should not be permanently restrained from interfering with the operation of the amusement enterprise known as the "Loop the Loop," at Coney Island, which was stopped a few days ago by Deputy Commissioner York, on the ground that it was dangerous. ...

A mass of affidavits was presented to the court to show that many thousands of persons had taken the trip on the Loop the Loop without any having received personal injuries.

From The New York Times, 28 July 1901.

Submitted by HeyThereItsEric on Loop the Loop: 1903