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Most of the photos on this site were extracted from reference images (high-resolution tiffs, 20 to 200 megabytes in size) from the Library of Congress research archive. (To query the database click here.) Many were digitized by LOC contractors using a Sinar studio back. They are adjusted by your webmaster for contrast and color in Photoshop before being downsized and turned into the jpegs you see here.

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Hotel Chalfonte: 1907

Hotel Chalfonte: 1907

The Jersey Shore circa 1907. "Hotel Chalfonte and Boardwalk, Atlantic City." The 10-story Chalfonte was A.C.'s first "skyscraper" resort. View full size.


Grand Hotel

Isn't that a beautiful place? Just grand!

Reverse View

Reverse view from Haddon Hall: Steeplechase Pier: 1905.

And on the right

is Haddon Hall, where my family used to vacation back about 60 years ago.

This setting

Would have driven the anarchists of the day into a violent frenzy!

Take a walk on the Boardwalk

Have you ever seen so many Monopoly men in one place? "I'd like to build a hotel, please."

Young Nucky

Is that him walking by the carriages next to the Saratoga Excelsior?

Mystery Solved

So that's where all of the dignity went.

Ah, to be a milliner

Not a single bare head to be seen.

An MTV Production

On "Jersey Shore: The Black & White Edition," no one can see your orange skin.

THE 100-YEAR-OLD PHOTO BLOG | History in HD is a vintage photo blog featuring thousands of high-definition images from the 1850s to 1950s. The site is named after Shorpy Higginbotham, a teenage coal miner who lived 100 years ago.

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