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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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The Good Old Summertime: 1910

The Good Old Summertime: 1910

Circa 1910. "Surf bathers at beach, possibly Atlantic City." Bathing-stockings optional! 8x10 inch glass negative, Detroit Publishing Company. View full size.

 
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Thanks Dave

Through your website, you have given us all what we all secretly desire.... our own time machine. Most everyone here comments about what is seen, imagined, discovered and we are invited to peak in and share real people living life. Thanks.

Lifeboat

Atlantic city life guards has always used life boats in their rescues. They still use them today. You can see the boat on the horizon.

Asbury park

Compare other photos, short beach, posts and ropes, has to be Asbury Park.

 
SHORPY HISTORICAL PHOTO ARCHIVE
Shorpy.com | 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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