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VINTAGRAPH • WPA • WWII • LAKE GARDA, ITALY

Ocean Spray: 1905

Ocean Spray: 1905

Asbury Park, New Jersey, circa 1905. "A windy day on the pier." 8x10 inch dry plate glass negative, Detroit Publishing Company. View full size.

 

For the fun of it?

What a scene! Dressed to the nines, despite the gloomy weather.

This is what people used to do in the old days kids....they would go outside and look at the world around them.

Today, people go to Starbucks for $6 coffee and then hurry home to get on their I-Pads and laptop computers.

Man v. Wild

Big waves, little people. What more is there to say?

 
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