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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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Beach Burro: 1905

Beach Burro: 1905

The Jersey shore circa 1905. "At Atlantic City." Please watch where you walk. Dry plate glass negative, Detroit Publishing Company. View full size.

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The Donkeys

What was their purpose/allure on Atlantic Beach? Almost like an adult version of a pony ride. In that era of horses, I don't get it.

Beach movies

I was thinking more Mack Sennett 1915.

Beach Blanket Burro?

An early, not-so-successful, Frankie and Annette movie formula.

The Shorpy Challenge:

Look at this photo and don't crack a smile.

Jackass 1.0

Frankie and Annette of 105 years ago? Some things never change! Thank goodness, or where would WE be? I wonder if they went in for some nice refreshing Guzo after their romp?

Even on Vacation

"Though they often performed together on stage in Tijuana, few dared guess they were close personal friends and frequently traveled in each other's company."

Her Expression

She appears to be in on a joke I don't understand. I really think she's a cutie though. The girl ain't bad either!

Reminds me

... of a girlfriend I used to have. Loved the beach but never went in the water. Spent the whole day just sitting on her ass.

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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