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Letterhead for a Pittsburgh company which designed, built and operated amusement parks. Luna Park in Pittsburgh was in business from 1905 to 1909.
This example is a June 1909 personal letter from John Eckhardt, the manager of Luna Park in Pittsburgh, to his wife in Philadelphia bemoaning how slow business there was at the time. In fact, that park went out of business later that year. The Luna Park in Cleveland was in operation from 1905 to 1929. By the time of
Ingersoll's death in 1929, there were 44 Ingersoll amusement parks around the globe. ( also see next three items )