This was a Lincoln head cent with wheat back which was stamped to create a protruding "Indian face" where Lincoln's face was. It was found at 907 Penndale, at the site of the former "Old Mill", where riders would often throw coins into the water for luck. It is unknown whether or not the coin was created at Carsonia.
The Photo Gallery was near the top of the midway at Carsonia Park, as shown above. The early photo at left, shot and processed at that Gallery, shows a family around 1898.
Kids watching the airplane ride in the 1940's, with the Thunderbolt in the background. The airplanes replaced the original gondolas. Photo courtesy of Klinger's on Carsonia
The Bond Bread outing at Carsonia Park in 1929. In the background are the boat house and the miniature golf course at the lake. Courtesy of Eileen Boone Weisser
The first good-sized dance hall in the Reading area, built in 1906 directly across from the trolley entrance to Carsonia Park. The Casino had nothing to do with gambling, but was intended strictly as a dance hall, though it was used for other things later in its existence, such as sporting events. This postcard, probably from the 1920's, shows the Casino in its prime, with a ticket booth visible on the stairs at the entrance. The Casino was not affiliated with the park, and the park finally sealed the Casino's fate in 1923 with the opening of the Crystal Ballroom, and the repositioning of the trolley entrance a good distance inside the park, AWAY from the Casino. Finally, in 1923, the Casino gave up the ghost