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Wedding on the beach, Coney Island [Included in the Family of Man exhibition]
Gelatin silver print
11 x 12 in (appro x )
Harry Lapow / Marcelle Lapow Toor
© Harry Lapow Estate - courtesy of Marcelle Lapow Toor
The following note was supplied by Tom Antoniello (October, 24 2006)
"The woman in the middle is my grandmother. Every year on the "Feast of the Blessed Mother" Aug 15th. My grandmother "Queen of Coney Island" would participate in a celebration. Those who came donated money, which was sent to an orphanage in Italy. Her name was Antonetta DelCore. She took over the leading role in the celebration on Aug 15,1946 . Every year, for 27 years, on Aug 15th she would participate in this celebration and send money to orphanages in Italy.
As far as I know there was no other queen after her and the celebration no longer a tradition."