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Our holdings include hundreds of glass and film negatives/transparencies that we've scanned ourselves; in addition, many other photos on this site were extracted from reference images (high-resolution tiffs) in the Library of Congress research archive. (To query the database click here.) They are adjusted, restored and reworked by your webmaster in accordance with his aesthetic sensibilities before being downsized and turned into the jpegs you see here. All of these images (including "derivative works") are protected by copyright laws of the United States and other jurisdictions and may not be sold, reproduced or otherwise used for commercial purposes without permission.

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Base-ball To-day: 1906

Base-ball To-day: 1906

The Jersey Shore circa 1906. "On the beach, Atlantic City." Note the DEFOREST WIRELESS station on the pier. Who wants ice cream? View full size.

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Question for the linguists

When did "base-ball" become "baseball"???

Bet the ice cream was good

Those freezer buckets in the cart at right appear to be for 5-gallon ice cream cans. Large freezers like that are still available, complete with a belt wheel instead of a hand crank on the turning mechanism so a motor can do the work.

"Dry Ice"

Must have been a necessity for those ice cream wagons, and surely it was available in 1906.

[Dry ice was not used commercially until the mid-1920s. -tterrace]

Weekend get-away

Do you think all those folks were there to get away from it all?

SHORPY HISTORICAL PHOTO ARCHIVE | History in HD is a vintage photo archive featuring thousands of high-definition images from the 1850s to 1960s. (Available as fine-art prints from the Shorpy Archive.) The site is named after Shorpy Higginbotham, a teenage coal miner who lived 100 years ago.

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