Well, went to the opening of the Wadsworth Atheneum exhibit re Coney Island, and it gave me lots of juice. Also, books, magnets and other junk re the early 20th century amusement parks on Coney island. There were two biggies in addition to Dreamland: Luna Park and Steeplechase Park, which had an ACTUAL MECHANICAL STEEPLECHASE as a ride, encircling the whole park. So you could pretend to be Lady Mary (hail, Downton fans).
So today am heading to Dreamland with much more ammunition. Also, researching diving horse girls.
I love my job.