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Seawater Baths: 1905

Seawater Baths: 1905

Circa 1905. "Boardwalk, Atlantic City." Strollers on parade, at least one beach baby, and a number of ponies. Detroit Publishing glass negative. View full size.

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Rolling chairs

The rolling chairs are still part of Atlantic City. You pay someone with a chair and they push you on the boardwalk.

About those power lines

Hawk777-I'd slap a newborn for some of those beehive insulators off to the right.

Anyone expecting?

The beach and people are nice but

Dave: best detail yet in all your pics of, er, powerlines.

What a waist.

The lady in the foreground has quite the figure. Considering the glances within the photo in her general direction, I'm not the only one me thinks.

"But each day when she walks to the sea, She looks straight ahead not at me."

Boardwalk eye candy

Both men and women are stealing glances of the slender young ladies in the center foreground. We'll never see what they saw.

Rolling chairs

I see several examples of rolling chairs in this photo. Can someone enlighten me as to how they worked? Were they like bicycles or were they pushed? I've looked in Boardwalk Empire but he gives no details about their mechanics.

[They're something of a Shorpy tradition: for example.]

Better get a discount for that

It's "Hot and Cold Seawater Baths"!. Charging for hot seawater baths I could see, but cold? Go swim with the fishies!

Baby Carriages and Stairs

I wonder about the baby in the pram. Was it a boy or a girl? How much of the 20th century was he/she around to see? My grandfather, born just three years later, said that he thought he'd been born at about the best time possible.

Slowly --

Careful with the baby!! My eye went straight to the ladies taking the stroller down to the beach. I just love how that moment was captured.

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