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    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 532. Private dining at Rose Island

    • Amusement Parks; Eating & drinking facilities; Entertainment
    • A photograph depicting well-to-do persons enjoying the private dining room facilities at Rose Island. The well dressed group of people are shown sitting at several small (2-to 4 chairs) tables and one longer table for a party of 10 or 12. Along...
    • 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.
    • 566. 1980 Rose Island Indiana Access

    • Forests
    • 1n the spring of 1980, Jeffersonville Township Public Library staff members met with a representative of the government to visit Rose Island and see what remained. Pictured are, left to right, the government representative, Gary Stengel and Ann...
    • 524. 1917 Picnic

    • Picnics; Teenagers
    • Publicity photograph of a group of people enjoying a lunch at a Fern Grove picnic table. The picture includes the two long benches and wooden trestle table covered with a picnic cloth. Eleven people are gathered around the table, headed by an older...
    • 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...
    • 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...
    • 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...
    • 568. Rose Island 1980 Infrastructure,

    • Sewerage; Water Supply
    • This 1980 photograph of Gary Stengel, a staff member of the Jeffersonville Township Public Library, looking at what remains of the infrastructure of the Rose Island Resort. Various pipe for water and sewer remain in pieces on the ground.
    • 522. Fern Cliff Hotel postcard

    • Resorts; Hotels; Postcards
    • A postcard depicting the Fern Cliff Hotel summer resort as it stood in 1908. The hotel, located on Rose Island, predated the Rose Island Resort complex. This earlier building is an example of the late Victorian Gingerbread / early Gilded Age...
    • 529. Rose Island Hotel

    • Amusement Parks; Hotels
    • Photograph depicts the Rose Island Hotel surrounded by the trees and lawn of the hotel. The words Rose Island Hotel are printed in white on the photograph and a slogan "A Delightful Place to Rest" is printed under the picture. The letters running...
    • 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...
    • 555. Rose Island steamboat landing

    • Amusement parks; Steamboats; Recreation
    • This 1930 era photograph shows a large group of tired patrons waiting in front of and beneath the Rose Island boat landing sign that declares boldly that this is 'Rose Island". The all-white crowd is a mix of young to old, and men, women, and...
    • 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...

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