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Oyster House: 1953

Oyster House: 1953

Another in a series of professional 8x10 pictures taken in Atlantic City in August, 1953 for Better Living Magazine, featuring my in-laws. My father-in-law is towards the right in of the line, with my brother-in-law in his arms. My mother-in-law is standing in front of them. My father-in-law was 33 years old at the time. Now he's 93 and still in amazing health. View full size.

Peeve

Another experiment that works every time is to approach a bank of doors to a store and go out of your direct route to enter. The person behind you instead of choosing the closest door to them will invariably follow you to the door you just opened.

So beautifully turned out

Those ladies look so elegant; nothing remarkable for almost any Main Street sixty-odd years ago, happy days!

Dock's Oyster House

Still there, and looking good!

Although, I have to say, I prefer their old neon sign:


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But, Daddy!

Nooooo, don't make me eat oysters, Daddy!!! I don't want oysters!!!!!

Standing in line for Oysters

Who'd a thunk it.

Well dressed brother-in-law.

He is wearing the same outfit he wore as Space Ranger.

Still in amazing health

It has to be the oysters.

 
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