These photographs were garnered from the Brooklyn Museum's holdings to create an exhibit titled: Goodbye Coney Island? The collection "traces the evolution of this fabled part of New York over the past 125 years," over which time it has undergone many transformations. The most prominent of which is still in the future -- with Thor Equities redeveloping the area.

The above ride looks terrifying! If you'd like to revisit the glory days, head over to the Brooklyn Museum's Visible Storage Study Center between November 28th and April 6th. The exhibit is fairly small, with just over 50 photographs. More preview shots after the jump...