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Atlantic Avenue: 1905

Atlantic Avenue: 1905

Atlantic City, New Jersey, circa 1905. "Atlantic Avenue." Meet you in front of Two Stumps in an hour. Detroit Publishing Co. glass negative. View full size.

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Used to own two houses on Atlantic Avenue.

But ended up losing them to some rich guy with a hotel on Boardwalk.

Help Wanted

They talk about the "good old days" being a misconception. Still, when the Employment Bureau has a "help wanted" sign out front, makes you think certain things like the job market were certainly better in 1905.

Amazing detail

The building on the right has a lot of interesting details on it, like the rounded windows (they must have been expensive to replace), the fleur-de-lis below the windows, and the old men (Neptune?) along the roof line.

I also liked the Common Sense Shoe Store, which must have been for people without stumps.

Coffin nails...

I note that Smoker's Paradise is right across the street from the undertaker's.

What is this, the Old West?

Come on New Jersey, it's the 20th Century. Put down some asphalt, cobblestones, anything!

[The paving here seems to be brick, with an overlay of crud and mud. - Dave]

After 105 years, not much is left

This appears to be the corner of Pennsylvania and Atlantic Avenues. The old Courthouse can be seen on the left, and is now gone, as is almost everything else. The only structure extant is the six-story building with the clock-cupola on the right. The clock and cupola are gone, but the distinctive front entrance is intact.

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Two Stumps?

Then you really don't need shoes at all.

Detroit Publishing Co.

I was wondering, was the DPC cmomissioned to take photos all over the USA, or did they do this on their own. Interesting picture of Atlantic Avenue.

[Detroit Publishing's main business was selling color postcards printed using autochrom process. These glass negatives were the starting point. And right here on Shorpy, 100 years later, is where they are being seen for the first time in all their hyper-detailed glory. - Dave]

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