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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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All You Can Drink: 1908

All You Can Drink: 1908

The Jersey Shore circa 1908. "On the Boardwalk, Atlantic City." Advertising signage competes for our attention in this view -- Saratoga Root Beer & Ginger Ale ("All you wish to drink for 5 cts") vying with Helmar Cigarettes and Young's Million-Dollar Pier ("INFANT INCUBATOR WITH LIVING INFANTS"). 8x10 glass negative, Detroit Publishing Company. View full size.

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An Idea Incubates

You have to wonder who thought that promotional line up.
As opposed to what, dead ones?

They'd Rather Switch Than Quit

Helmar cigarettes (looming in the sky) were originally named Ramleh. The company decided to reverse the spelling of the name to avoid confusion with the competing brand Ramly cigarettes.

Infant Incubator

The exhibit was operated by the inventor of the infant incubator until the 1940s. See this.

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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