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VINTAGRAPH • WPA • WWII • UNFAIR TO BABIES, 1936

Vacancy

Vacancy

The same view from 1960 as below, but at night. Pretty, isn't it? View full size.

 

Fireworks not!

At first, I thought fireworks were pictured going off above the roof line of the motel. Of course looking at the daylight picture it beomes clear that you are looking at a palm tree lighted.

More memories of Wildwood

Makes me wonder if the bright-pink Flamingo Motel is still operating in Wildwood. That was a fun place for college students back in the '80s. (Don't ask me how I know!)

Oh, yes, me too! I miss the

Oh, yes, me too! I miss the old Wildwood.

Before and After

Wouldn't it be funny if there was a little red tricycle at the bottom of the deep end... and the guy in dress shoes still reclining beside the pool

Vacancy

Reminds of Wildwood NJ before the property values went up

Pretty, indeed.

And so inviting!

(Even though I can't look at a motel pool at night without thinking of Clark Griswold in _Vacation_...)

 
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