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Office Xmas Party: 1925
... I've always loved the Roaring-Twenties era, and the show Boardwalk Empire is doing a great job with the fashions and the music. I think ... 
 
Posted by Dave - 12/20/2016 - 9:55am -

Office Xmas Party: 1925

Our Lady of Lourdes School
... and up to the early 1940s, when on or near the beach and boardwalk, boys had to wear the coarse wooolen suits with the tops on at all ... 
 
Posted by Dave - 02/14/2017 - 11:50am -

Our Lady of Lourdes School

Rush Hour: 1930
... size. Shady guy Definitely up to no good. Boardwalk mystery I would guess that they are delivering coal. Boards to avoid black dirt on the boardwalk same for the door behind the truck to protect the streets. My ... 
 
Posted by Dave - 08/17/2014 - 9:38pm -

Rush Hour: 1930

Boardwalk Empire: 1910
Atlantic City, N.J., circa 1910. "Boardwalk, Hotel Marlborough-Blenheim and Young's Million-Dollar Pier." There ... that you will walk outside to such beautiful buildings, a boardwalk where everyone is nicely dressed and you can even walk six abreast, ... 
 
Posted by Dave - 07/20/2012 - 3:36pm -

Boardwalk Empire: 1910

Boardwalk Rollers: 1905
... City circa 1905. "The Shelburne, Michigan Avenue at Boardwalk." 8x10 inch dry plate glass negative, Detroit Publishing Company. ... 
 
Posted by Dave - 03/22/2017 - 11:58am -

Boardwalk Rollers: 1905

Boardwalk Empire (Colorized): 1910
Atlantic City, N.J., circa 1910. "Boardwalk, Hotel Marlborough-Blenheim and Young's Million-Dollar Pier." ... hours it took to complete? Absolutely fantastic! Boardwalk Empire - A Monumental Challenge. The following comment/challenge ... 
 
Posted by Dennis Klassen - 11/14/2011 - 3:12pm -

Boardwalk Empire (Colorized): 1910

Steeplechase Park (Colorized): 1903
... And the skin tones are probably reasonably close. The boardwalk probably really was brown and the sky probably really was blue. The ... but this is fantastic. Looks like a still from the set of Boardwalk Empire (this is a bit earlier I know, but it looks that fresh) ... 
 
Posted by scottr - 07/02/2011 - 4:11pm -

Steeplechase Park (Colorized): 1903

Baby Boardwalk: 1905
... picture and said "your next stop, The Twilight Zone." Boardwalk A classic picture of a real boardwalk. Times Sure Change when they give the pedestrians a nice ... 
 
Posted by Dave - 11/03/2012 - 3:20pm -

Baby Boardwalk: 1905

The Boardwalk: 1905
New Jersey, April 1905. "The Boardwalk parade, Atlantic City." 8x10 inch dry plate glass negative, Detroit ... some main thoroughfare on Easter. Fifth Avenue in NY, the Boardwalk in AC, and any town's Main Street. Mad Hatter's Tea Party ... here, make a hole -- Our rendezvous Meet you on the Boardwalk at noon. I'll be the one wearing a bowler hat. Spot the - - ... 
 
Posted by Dave - 08/14/2012 - 11:38am -

The Boardwalk: 1905

Wequetonsing: 1906
... Wow! what LUMBER! Check out the thickness of the boardwalk! [The enthusiasms of our patrons know no bounds! - Dave] ... 
 
Posted by Dave - 08/02/2012 - 4:13pm -

Wequetonsing: 1906

Shave Yourself: 1910
Atlantic City, New Jersey, circa 1910. "The Boardwalk at night." 8x10 inch dry plate glass negative, Detroit Publishing Company. View full size. The boardwalk at night is really a timeless view. One can almost see Snooki and ... 
 
Posted by Dave - 08/08/2012 - 2:01pm -

Shave Yourself: 1910

By the Seashore: 1904
Atlantic City, New Jersey, 1904. "Boardwalk and Hotel Chalfonte." Demolished in 1980 to make room for a parking ... 
 
Posted by Dave - 05/29/2017 - 8:11pm -

By the Seashore: 1904

Rockaway Bungalows: 1910
... Beach was the poor man's Riviera. It had a six-mile long boardwalk lined with amusements, and thousands flocked to the beach every ... a few blocks long. The last block actually ends at the boardwalk. Across the boardwalk is the beach. The Ramones were from the ... 
 
Posted by Dave - 08/04/2012 - 3:56am -

Rockaway Bungalows: 1910

Under the Boardwalk: 1906
... says "Jim Key" -- the talking horse -- is appearing on the Boardwalk! Oh, for a time machine. Thanks Dave! I'm having a great time ... Pier The Stratford Restaurant was at Kentucky and the Boardwalk. The pier is Central Pier. Back then it was known as Young’s Ocean ... 
 
Posted by Dave - 08/20/2012 - 10:23am -

Under the Boardwalk: 1906

Atlantic City Boardwalk: 1908
... City, New Jersey, circa 1908. "Chalfonte Hotel and the Boardwalk." With some sort of spillage splotch in the middle, "double chair" ... someone had the job of cleaning up after them on the beach/boardwalk. Neat picture, btw. And I agree about the time machine, though ... 
 
Posted by Dave - 08/24/2011 - 1:14pm -

Atlantic City Boardwalk: 1908

Streamline Moderne
... Hill district of Santa Cruz, overlooking the historic Boardwalk and the fifth oldest roller coaster in the USA, built in 1924, The ... 
 
Posted by tterrace - 02/23/2017 - 1:17am -

Streamline Moderne

Greetings From Atlantic City: 1904
Atlantic City, New Jersey, circa 1904. "Boardwalk from the beach." 8x10 inch dry plate glass negative, Detroit ... postcard format photo taken at the Phillips studio, 1619 Boardwalk, about a dozen years after the "Greetings" photo. My father, Bill, ... Selleck's Grandfather scratching his leg? Under the boardwalk I'm always surprised to see that people used to use the place ... 
 
Posted by Dave - 08/13/2012 - 8:43pm -

Greetings From Atlantic City: 1904

Behind the Boardwalk: 1900
... on to her youth. You also didn't venture too far off the boardwalk - Atlantic City was a dangerous place. This shot, however, shows ... and tired emptiness. All of this within a stone's throw of boardwalk casinos. The house has fairly recently enjoyed the benefit of a ... 
 
Posted by Dave - 07/31/2012 - 2:53pm -

Behind the Boardwalk: 1900

Asbury Park Boardwalk: 1905
The Jersey Shore circa 1905. "Boardwalk at Asbury Park." Live it up while you can, folks. 8x10 inch glass ... and bright sun. And yes, the couple in mid-amble down the boardwalk are indeed living it up. Could that be a movie screen? Notice ... 
 
Posted by Dave - 11/27/2012 - 8:19am -

Asbury Park Boardwalk: 1905

On the Boardwalk
My grandfather photographed the Atlantic City boardwalk on a family trip, in 1964. View full size. Times have changed ... is gone. They have a bunch of vendors parked on the boardwalk where that building once stood. The Central pier has one of Atlantic ... 
 
Posted by adamgilson - 05/15/2015 - 10:55am -

On the Boardwalk

Boardwalk Strollers: 1905
New Jersey circa 1905. "The Boardwalk, Asbury Park." 8x10 inch dry plate glass negative, Detroit Publishing ... left? For watching some kind of performances on the boardwalk? The Old Look That pretty lady with the umbrella in the ... 
 
Posted by Dave - 11/09/2013 - 9:37am -

Boardwalk Strollers: 1905

A Ride on the Boardwalk: 1907
The Jersey Shore circa 1907. "Haddon Hall and Boardwalk, Atlantic City." 8x10 inch dry plate glass negative, Detroit ... it commands an unobstructed view of the ocean and the boardwalk, and during the twenty years that Mr. Leeds has been connected with ... 
 
Posted by Dave - 08/09/2012 - 2:41pm -

A Ride on the Boardwalk: 1907

Multi-Modal: 1908
... in 1933. Trains with names like The Seashore Limited, Boardwalk Arrow, Boardwalk Flyer, Rocket, Flying Cloud, Jolly Tar, Shore Queen and many more. ... 
 
Posted by Dave - 07/30/2012 - 10:09pm -

Multi-Modal: 1908

The Steel Pier: 1910
... their time machine I happily get my fix here! On the Boardwalk And under it! Trying to avoid the heat? With one exception, ... are the pedals?? Hmmm, a mystery for sure! [The Boardwalk's famous "rolling chairs" are powered by the person pushing them. - ... 
 
Posted by Dave - 07/20/2012 - 3:43pm -

The Steel Pier: 1910

Atlantic City: 1900
Atlantic City, New Jersey, circa 1900. "Boardwalk, Easter morning." 8x10 dry plate glass negative, Detroit Publishing ... power lines there are in 6 years. Check out "Under the Boardwalk: 1906". Makes me sweat It's lovely to look at the wonderful ... 
 
Posted by Dave - 08/13/2013 - 3:46pm -

Atlantic City: 1900

Boardwalk Empire (Colorized): 1910
Colorized from this Shorpy original. View full size. (Colorized Photos) ... 
 
Posted by SirCarl - 07/24/2015 - 8:19pm -

Boardwalk Empire (Colorized): 1910

Seawater Baths: 1905
Circa 1905. "Boardwalk, Atlantic City." Strollers on parade, at least one beach baby, and a ... they like bicycles or were they pushed? I've looked in Boardwalk Empire but he gives no details about their mechanics. [They're something of a Shorpy tradition: for example. ] Boardwalk eye candy Both men and women are stealing glances of the slender ... 
 
Posted by Dave - 08/21/2012 - 6:58pm -

Seawater Baths: 1905

The Damner: 1920
The Bay Area in 1920. "Dodge auto on boardwalk. 'The Damner' on Miller Tires Coast-to-Coast." All we know about what ... were popular National Park souvenirs . Ocean Beach Boardwalk? Was there ever wooden jetty at Ocean Beach? or a boardwalk? ... 
 
Posted by Dave - 11/22/2014 - 7:48pm -

The Damner: 1920

Hotel St. Charles: 1910
... again -- the season for bathing-costumes, salt air and Boardwalk rolling chairs. 8x10 glass negative, Detroit Publishing Co. View ... Are we having fun yet? I didn't think so. The Boardwalk The boardwalk was put up to keep hotel patrons from tracking sand ... 
 
Posted by Dave - 08/08/2012 - 2:50pm -

Hotel St. Charles: 1910

Home Lodge: 1863
... phenomenon. Maybe... They just need validation. Boardwalk The backdrop/building could be one of those plywood "sets" with holes for your face at amusement parks and the boardwalk; The Deadwood Saloon, the Circus, the Sanitary Commission. Doing ... 
 
Posted by Dave - 09/12/2011 - 4:54pm -

Home Lodge: 1863
 
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