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VINTAGRAPH • WPA • WWII • EAT MORE FISH, 1917

Sorry, Full: 1953

Sorry, Full: 1953

Another in a series of professional 8x10 pictures taken in Atlantic City in August 1953 for Better Living Magazine, featuring my in-laws. View full size.

The hotel

I would say it is definitely the Traymore.

Any Idea What Hotel That Is?

It looks like one of those pictured in the many early 1900's shots of Atlantic City we see here on Shorpy.

Both Lots Full

Even the donkey lot is full.

Maybe we should have driven the Packard

The Cadillacs get in, but when the Buick shows up, the lot is full. I can hear the driver now.

Times have changed!

Nowadays he'd be holding up a different finger to the parking attendant.

It's free now

Today no one would pay to park near the Boardwalk, because if there's one universal thing about gambling casinos it's that they have free parking.

 
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