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VINTAGRAPH • WPA • WWII • EAT MORE FISH, 1917

The Dennis: 1905

The Dennis: 1905

Atlantic City, New Jersey, circa 1905. "The Dennis." Where you can get pushed around on the Boardwalk. 8x10 inch glass negative. View full size.

 

Not the best year

It is my considered opinion that 1906 had the ugliest women's fashions in the history of the Western world. 1905 was too close for comfort.

All the Trimmings

Anyone know why so many cut trees are stacked along the Boardwalk? A way to stop sand blowing up on the lawns? I have seen coastal driftwood and it looks nothing like these. To my eye they look like Christmas trees.

Don't Mess With The Bowler

There is just something about the guy in the bowler. Perhaps it is his stride. Maybe the sneer on his face toward the camera capturing his image. Or it may be that his hand is quite a bit darker than his face (does not appear to be a glove either.) Whatever it is, something just tells me that in 1905 on the Atlantic City Boardwalk he is not one to have against you.

[Kid gloves. - Dave]

Hard to imagine

Atlantic City ever looked like this.

Lewis Carroll look

Oh is that what that lady is wearing? I was busy thinking to myself, "I wonder what all the colours of her outfit are." I wonder if it would have offended the eye or be just colourful enough to be fun.

Jester or the Jac(queline) of Diamonds?

Enlarging the photo I see an extremely flamboyant lady in a rather hideous outfit with an over-the-top capelet, printed jacket, striped skirt and outrageous doily-trimmed picture hat. I'd call this "going overboard" in Atlantic City but what do I know?

[The Lewis Carroll look. - Dave]

 
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