David Hooden photographs of Joyland

Abstract

The David Hooden photographs of Joyland (dated circa 1950s; 0.3 cubic feet; 2 boxes) consist of photographs and ephemera related to Joyland, an amusement park located in Lexington, Kentucky.

Descriptive Summary

Title
David Hooden photographs of Joyland
Creator
Hooden, David
Extent
0.3 Cubic Feet
Subjects
Amusement parks.
Finding Aid Author
Abigail Teegarden
Preferred Citation
2019av006 : [identification of item], David Hooden photographs of Joyland, 1950, University of Kentucky Special Collections Research Center.
Repository
University of Kentucky

Collection Overview

Biography / History
Joyland Park was an amusement park built and operated by the Sauer family, who also owned Bluegrass Park. In 1942, Garvice Kincaid, M.C. Haddix, and Carl King purchased the park and ran it until 1964, when the park closed. The park was torn down around 1965 and replaced with a neighborhood also named Joyland. The park included attractions such as a funhouse, The Rocket, pool, pony rides, and two roller coasters (Kiddie Koaster and Wildcat).
Scope and Content
The David Hooden photographs of Joyland (dated circa 1950s; 0.3 cubic feet; 2 boxes) consist of photographs and ephemera related to Joyland, an amusement park located in Lexington, Kentucky. The photographs depict the Laff in the Dark funhouse; The Rocket attraction; aerial shots of the park; the pool; roller coasters; and the picnic area. The ephemera includes a pamphlet for Kentucky Ham and tickets for the rides.

Restrictions on Access and Use

Conditions Governing Access
Conditions Governing Access Collection is open to researchers by appointment.
Use Restrictions
The physical rights to the materials in this collection are held by the University of Kentucky Special Collections Research Center.

Contents of the Collection

Laff in the Dark amusement facility, Joyland Park; funhouse; exterior, undated

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Laff in the Dark amusement facility, Joyland Park; funhouse; exterior, undated

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Laff in the Dark amusement facility, Joyland Park; funhouse; exterior, undated

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Laff in the Dark amusement facility, Joyland Park; funhouse; interior, undated

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Laff in the Dark amusement facility, Joyland Park; funhouse; interior, undated

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Laff in the Dark amusement facility, Joyland Park; funhouse; interior, undated

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The Rocket amusement ride attraction, Joyland Park; front view, undated

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The Rocket amusement ride attraction, Joyland Park; front view, undated

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Pony Ride attraction facility, safe gentle fun, Joyland Park; front view, undated

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Pony Ride attraction facility, safe gentle fun, Joyland Park; side front view, undated

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Pony Ride attraction facility, safe gentle fun, Joyland Park; back view, undated

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Rollercoaster, amusement ride, Joyland Park; side back view, undated

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Dance Swim Play amusement facility, Joyland Park; front pillar entrance view, undated

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Dance Swim Play amusement facility, Joyland Park; front pillar entrance view from right, rollercoaster in background, undated

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Dance Swim Play amusement facility, Joyland Park; front pillar entrance view from left, field in background, undated

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Building structure, car in front, Joyland Park; front view, undated

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Building structure, Joyland Park; front view, undated

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Photos All For Fun, amusement facility, Joyland Park; Front right view , undated

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Skee ball Bluegrass Arcade, amusement facility, Joyland Park; front right view, undated

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Skee ball Bluegrass Arcade, amusement facility, Joyland Park; front left view, undated

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Turnover Fun House Skee ball, amusement facility, Joyland Park; front right view from middle, undated

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Shoot I Rifle Range, Joyland Park; front left view, undated

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Pool, amusment facility, Joyland park; frontal view, undated

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Swim-Ride Playground of the Bluegrass, amusement facility, Joyland park; front view, undated

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Swim-Ride Playground of the Bluegrass, amusement facility, Joyland park; front side view, undated

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Cotton Candy 10 Cents, amusement food stand, Joyland Park;front view, undated

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Coca Cola Pepsi Burger Better, amusement food and drink stand, Joyland Park; front side view, undated

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Picnic area with building and string lights, Joyland Park , undated

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Picnic area with building, Joyland Park; back side view , undated

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Picnic area with building behind tables, Joyland Park; side left view, undated

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Half of building with two windows, pole in front, Joyland Park, undated

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Circular building with two panels and two large windows on either side, Joyland Park, undated

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Building with three panels along the side, Joyland Park, undated

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Man standing in front of building and fence, Joyland Park, undated

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Little girl on carousel horse, amusement attraction, Joyland Park, undated

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People lounging on playground wearing swimsuit, girls sitting on seesaws, boys leaning against bars, Joyland Park, undated

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Person sitting in a small train car, amusement attraction, Joyland Park , undated

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People standing in line for the shooting range and watching, amusement facility, Joyland Park, undated

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Riders going downhill on a roller coaster with their arms in the air, amusement attraction, Joyland Park, undated

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Children in a small boat, amusement attraction, Joyland Park, undated

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People sitting in rows being pulled by a small Joyland Steamliner train car, amusement attraction, Joyland Park, undated

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People on the Ferris Wheel, amusement attraction, Joyland Park, undated

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People on Rocket swing in the air, amusement attraction, Joyland Park, undated

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Swimming pool with two islands in the middle with people sitting and standing on them, people swimming in the water, amusement attraction, Joyland Park, undated

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Two men singing on a stage with drums and trombones and cello being played behind them, people in the audience dancing, Joyland Park , undated

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Laff in the Dark A Barrel O Fun, amusment facility, funhouse, Joyland Park; front view, undated

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Pepsi Cola Bigger Better Coca Cola Stand, people walking down walkway, Joyland Park, undated

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Aerial view of Joyland Park with roller coaster and parking lot with cars, Joyland Park, undated

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Aerial view of Joyland Park with roller coaster and other amusement attractions and parking lot with cars, Joyland Park, undated

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Dean's Country Charm Milk Grade A Homogen, man standing next to giant milk carton, Joyland park; advertisement, undated

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Home of Kentucky Colonel Country Ham Dial 3-1250, sign in ground with man eating ham on it, Joyland Park; advertisement, undated

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Genuine Kentucky Colonel Country Hams, man sitting down to eat a ham, Joyland Park; advertisement pamphlet , undated

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Joyland Picnic Paris Pike Lexington, KY. Joyland Park; red ticket , undated

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Joyland Inc. Lexington, Ky. Good for any ride. 001416; Joyland Park; Brown ticket, undated

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Newspaper clipping, Swim School Opens, classes for boys at Joyland pool are this week, girls are next week, picture of boys in water; Joyland Park, undated

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