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    • 531. Inside the dance hall

    • Dance halls; Amusement parks; Dance
    • Original picture taken sometime in the late 1920's or early 1930's for a Rose Island promotional pamphlet. Pictured is a larger number of men and women dancing. It has been suggest that they are dancing either a foxtrot or the two-step. The...
    • 533. Rose Island Picnic Grounds

    • Eating & Drinking; Picnics; Amusement parks
    • Photograph depicting the picnic grounds at Rose Island. It shows a tables shelter house in the back left hand side of the picture and multiple sturdy wooden trestle tables and benches scattered around a woodland area.
    • 535. Rose Island Cottage Vacation

    • Amusement Parks; Architecture; Vacation houses
    • A couple stands on the creek edge in front of a row of cottages on Rose Island. He is dressed in overalls and she in a lightweight coat covering a blouse and skirt. In one of the five full or partial images of the cottages for rent, a man leads on...
    • 540. Parking for Rose Island

    • Amusement Parks; Automobiles; Parking
    • The owners of Rose Island provided as many ways of access to the resort as possible, even to the extent of purchasing land on the Kentucky side of the Ohio River and providing a manned parking lot and free ferry rides for potential customers. This...
    • 536. Rose Island Water Tower

    • Amusement parks; Water towers
    • From the advertisement pamphlet (1930) on Rose Island, this picture demonstrates a bit of the infrastructure of the island. The resort was fairly self sufficient with its own well and water supply housed in the pictured tower and pump house/shed.
    • 546. Rose Island's Great White Way

    • Amusement parks; Teenagers; Roses
    • The Rose Island pathway known as 'the great white way' is the background shown in this photograph of two young women. The young ladies are dressed in skirts, tops, and warm jackets, indicating that the season is either late fall or early spring.. ...
    • 551. Rose Island Jersies

    • Cows; Dairy cattle; Agriculture; Farms; Resorts; Amusement parks
    • 1930 era photograph of a herd of Jersey cattle. The Rose Island Company purchased its own herds and hired local farmers to raise cattle in order to provide fresh milk and butter to the hotel kitchen, concession stands, and for the catering...
    • 550. Rose Island Swimming Pool

    • Swimming Pools; Amusement Parks; Resorts
    • This grainy photograph of people enjoying the Rose Island swimming pool shows young people in bathing suits of the late 1920's and early 1930's standing on the center island, relaxing on floats. and spinning wheels in the water. There is a crowd...
    • 552. Rose Island hens

    • Chickens; Agriculture; Amusement parks; Resorts
    • A flock of hens is shown on their pecking grounds aoutside a structure. The structure may be a henhouse - or a stylized greenhouse since one side has windows. The hens provided fresh eggs for the Rose Island hotel kitchens, concession stands, and...
    • 548. Rose Island Carousel

    • Merry-go-rounds; Amusement Parks
    • A 1930 era photograph, from the advertisement pamphlet, of the Rose Island Carousel. This carousel has been described as having ample room for parents to stand next to the carved horses and seats for those adults and children who did not want to...
    • 558. Rose Island Nickleodeon

    • Musical Instruments; Floods; Disasters
    • A 1939 visit to Rose Island found the remains of the nickleodeon, ruined by the 1937 flood. The photo was taken by photographers from the Courier Journal who visited Rose Island in the summer of 1939.
    • 559. 1939 Rose Island Ticket Office

    • Floods; Disasters; Amusement Parks
    • This 1939 image taken by photographers affiliated with the Courier Journal, shows the destrction the flood brought to the inside of structures. A wooden chest, metal cash drawer, and account ledger lay surrounded by paper and other office debris.
    • 560. 1939 Rose Island Roller Coaster

    • Amusement parks; Resorts; Floods; Disasters; Roller Coasters
    • In 1939, photographers afiliated with the Courier Journal newspaper, visited Rose Island and took this picture of the remains of the small Rose Island roller coaster. It had so fallen apart that students in 2015 did not recognize the original...
    • 557. 1937 cottage flood damage

    • Floods; Amusement parks; Disasters; Resorts
    • The photographic image of the 1937 flood damage to cottage row of Rose Island demonstrates the power of ten feet of water. The cottages are lifted from their foundations. The house to the far left is splintered into the center cottage, which is...
    • 553. Ohio River Fishing

    • Amusement parks; Fishing; Recreation; Fish
    • Rose Island hired men to fish and keep the resort supplied with fresh fish for meals. One of the fishermen shows off a single day's catch in 1930 of 18 fish for the Rose Island photographer.

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