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VINTAGRAPH • WPA • WWII • EAT MORE FISH, 1917

The Garden: 1904

The Garden: 1904

Circa 1904. "Garden Hotel, Atlantic City." Sharing the corner with a high-tech arc lamp. 8x10 inch glass negative, Detroit Publishing Company. View full size.

 

Great shot.

The photographer has this just right. All is in focus and the "spot the real tree" telephone poles to the left are ace.

Craig Hall

Craig Hall at Illinois and Pacific began life in 1897 as The Garden Hotel. The hotel was demolished in 1933 and a post office was erected on the site four years later.


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