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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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On the Boardwalk

On the Boardwalk

My grandfather photographed the Atlantic City boardwalk on a family trip, in 1964. View full size.

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Fralinger's taffy still there

The building to the left of Fralinger's is gone. They have a bunch of vendors parked on the boardwalk where that building once stood. The Central pier has one of Atlantic City's many "every thing $.99 cent" stores in it. This photo was taken about the start of he city's first declines. The second one is right now.
Fralinger's make the taffy right in front of you and give out free samples. It's pretty good stuff.

Times have changed

This was long before any casinos were built there and even though it was 80 degrees and was more of a beach and amusement center, no adults are wearing shorts, halters, sandals, etc. Once when I was there a few years before (1962) a Miss America contest was going on and people were not quite so covered up. Still, the attire is quite a far cry from those early photos often seen on here with people in full regalia with 3 piece suits, long dresses, hats and hard shoes.

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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