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VINTAGRAPH • WPA • WWII • CAMPBELL SOUP KID, c. 1910

By the Sea: 1908

By the Sea: 1908

The Jersey Shore circa 1908. "Marlborough-Blenheim hotel and Boardwalk, Atlantic City." 8x10 inch dry plate glass negative. View full size.

 
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In Atlantic City's heyday as a resort of choice, beginning back in the late 19th and up until after WWII, this hotel and the neighboring Traymore were synonymous with luxe accommodations. Both the Marlborough-Blenheim and the Traymore built large additions sometime in the early 1920's to accommodate their guests.

In the musical 'No, No, Nanette' (1925), the second act of this comedy was set at the Marlborough-Blenheim and there is mention of the Traymore in the script. In a long-forgotten song from this production entitled "Peach Of The Beach" (Music: Vincent Youmans/Lyrics: Irving Caesar & Otto Harbach) one line goes "...you can bet Nanette is the pride and pet of the Marlborough-Blenheim Hotel..."

 
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