On June 7, 1911, around 5,000 of New York’s orphans took part in the seventh annual outing of the New York Orphans’ Automobile Association. They were taken for a rainy day of fun to Luna Park. The orphans were allowed to participate in the day’s festivities as a reward of good conduct. Around 310 vehicles were used to transport the children. The transportation came from the automobile associations, taxicab companies, and private and mercantile automobile owners.
“Coney is captured by an orphan army.” (1911, June 08). New York Times.