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The Dennis: 1908

The Dennis: 1908

The Atlantic City Boardwalk circa 1908. "Hotel Dennis." And the Marlborough-Blenheim at right, along with a number of supporting players high and low. 8x10 inch glass negative, Detroit Publishing Company. View full size.


Curtain Call

The folks facing the camera look like characters in a play, wish I could better see their faces. Having worked at beaches for a number of years I'll imagine it's the end of the day, and they have their beach back to themselves.

Many interesting characters in the background, including a Nosferatu imitator.

Man under boardwalk

Looks like the Monopoly game tycoon wondering what hotel to buy next.

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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