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Dolly's Go-Cart: 1905
... The little girl has a baby nestled in front of her. Boardwalk Rollers This is one of Atlantic City's celebrated rental "rolling ... 
 
Posted by Dave - 08/13/2013 - 4:09pm -

Dolly's Go-Cart: 1905

Hotel Chalfonte: 1907
The Jersey Shore circa 1907. "Hotel Chalfonte and Boardwalk, Atlantic City." The 10-story Chalfonte was A.C.'s first "skyscraper" ... next to the Saratoga Excelsior? Take a walk on the Boardwalk Have you ever seen so many Monopoly men in one place? "I'd like to ... 
 
Posted by Dave - 08/09/2012 - 2:41pm -

Hotel Chalfonte: 1907

Steeplechase Pier: 1910
... The Jersey Shore circa 1910. "Steeplechase Pier and Boardwalk, Atlantic City." 8x10 inch dry plate glass negative, Detroit ... Civilization was so nice. I miss it. Boards on the boardwalk At some time after this photo two lanes of tight fitting boards ... 
 
Posted by Dave - 08/08/2012 - 3:10pm -

Steeplechase Pier: 1910

Gray Gardens: 1911
... looks like a bow tie affair. The Strand at the Boardwalk The Strand at the Boardwalk and Boston Avenue was bought by Steve Wynn for $8.5 million and torn ... 
 
Posted by Dave - 08/02/2012 - 7:40pm -

Gray Gardens: 1911

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

The Wild, Wild East: 1911
... you can just hop and and do without some training. Boardwalk Empire Is that Nucky Thompson looking out the hotel window? ... 
 
Posted by Dave - 08/24/2011 - 1:23pm -

The Wild, Wild East: 1911

Steeplechase Pier (Colorized): 1905
... the second photo I've colorized, also of the Atlantic City boardwalk in 1905. The original is here . I've cropped the picture for ... from the era. The colors on the other side of the boardwalk are less definite - my source postcards just show a lot of yellow ... 
 
Posted by scottr - 04/13/2011 - 9:57am -

Steeplechase Pier (Colorized): 1905

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

The Dennis: 1908
The Atlantic City Boardwalk circa 1908. "Hotel Dennis." And the Marlborough-Blenheim at right, ... Publishing Company. View full size. Man under boardwalk Looks like the Monopoly game tycoon wondering what hotel to buy ... 
 
Posted by Dave - 09/21/2012 - 11:04am -

The Dennis: 1908

Pachyderm Promenade: 1905
... Publishing Company. View full size. Under the boardwalk Well, if the pachyderm's gotta pee, might as well be at the beach. ... 
 
Posted by Dave - 11/08/2012 - 2:45pm -

Pachyderm Promenade: 1905

Lanza Motors: 1920
... (below) held at least five cars. - Dave] Boardwalk Anyone know what the boardwalk in the street is for? [It's a streetcar boarding platform. - ... 
 
Posted by Dave - 01/25/2012 - 11:55am -

Lanza Motors: 1920

Still of the Day: 1922
... proud of themselves." Reminds me of the series "Boardwalk Empire" and the futility of "Prohibition" of anything. ... 
 
Posted by Dave - 07/18/2014 - 4:09pm -

Still of the Day: 1922

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

Pressing the Flesh: 1940
... On The Sand," "It has to be less crowded than this boardwalk is...." My Dog Filmed a Short Film on that Beach My dog filmed a video on the boardwalk and on the beach in this photo. We rode the Wonder Wheel together ... 
 
Posted by Dave - 02/22/2016 - 9:11pm -

Pressing the Flesh: 1940

Asbury Park: 1905
New Jersey circa 1905. "Boardwalk, Asbury Park." "Notice: Bicycle riding on the plank walk is strictly ... we know where all the old-growth forests went -- to the boardwalk at Asbury Park. Has anyone been to Asbury Park in the last 10-20 ... do you suppose those dory-like boats were doing on the boardwalk? Props for photos? Exhibits? It looks like it would be very difficult ... 
 
Posted by Dave - 08/13/2012 - 8:19pm -

Asbury Park: 1905

Gentlemen Will Not Get Gay: 1925
... the "human roulette wheel" from the Fun House on the Boardwalk in Santa Cruz, CA. It was a great ride except for flying off and ... the Playland Sal is now ensconced at the Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk. Man, if they only still had that giant clown face, what a ... 
 
Posted by Dave - 09/03/2012 - 11:56am -

Gentlemen Will Not Get Gay: 1925

The Steel Pier: 1904
... Past," and looking at the section on Atlantic City's Boardwalk. The book also mentioned the Steel Pier, which is the first time I ... 
 
Posted by Dave - 08/20/2012 - 11:08am -

The Steel Pier: 1904

Greetings From Asbury Park: 1914
... The North End Hotel on the Ocean Grove side of the boardwalk circa 1914. George Grantham Bain Collection. View full size. ... and I'm glad that she didn't live long enough to see the boardwalk fall into ruin. One of the large buildings (the Exhibition Hall?) ... 
 
Posted by Dave - 07/23/2012 - 6:44pm -

Greetings From Asbury Park: 1914

The Funny Place: 1911
... evocative, as I've been watching the wonderful Boardwalk Empire. And that Steeplechase face is so iconically creepy, I love ... ready in the warm Atlantic surf, the big crowd up on the boardwalk is waiting for that annual favorite, the ever-so-sexy Wet Swimming ... 
 
Posted by Dave - 07/20/2012 - 3:43pm -

The Funny Place: 1911

Islesworth Gardens: 1906
... of the casinos, locales such as this, evidently at the Boardwalk, are completely gone. I'll have to make a trip there with a camera ... House. Every morning was an open air breakfast on the Boardwalk, then to the beach and back to the Manlor to squirt off the sand in ... 
 
Posted by Dave - 08/14/2012 - 12:32pm -

Islesworth Gardens: 1906

New Garden Pier: 1920
The Jersey Shore circa 1920. "Atlantic City Boardwalk and New Garden Pier." An apt seaside metaphor might be the billboard ... full size. 136 people on the beach, 78,000 on the boardwalk, also a second (third) story man caught in the act. Heisey's ... 
 
Posted by Dave - 04/28/2013 - 11:22pm -

New Garden Pier: 1920

Keep Smiling: 1906
The Jersey shore circa 1906. "Rolling chair on the Boardwalk, Atlantic City." In the distance, the giant safety razor seen on the ... This resort wears the aspect of summer, with a crowded boardwalk, and ideal sky, warm breeze, and everything in the way of amusement ... 
 
Posted by Dave - 08/14/2012 - 11:39am -

Keep Smiling: 1906

Coney Island: 1905
... of them weighed more than three pounds. They shared the Boardwalk there on Coney Island with Violetta the Armless Legless Wonder, ... 
 
Posted by Dave - 08/03/2012 - 3:03pm -

Coney Island: 1905

My Grandfather and I
... has been a major trademark and landmark on the Rehoboth Boardwalk since before I was born in '49. I was born and raised in Delaware ... 
 
Posted by Anonymous Tipster - 09/19/2011 - 8:03pm -

My Grandfather and I

The Dennis: 1901
... is a "rolling chair," used to convey guests along the Boardwalk. - Dave] Trees on the beach Why are all the trees stacked up ... 
 
Posted by Dave - 06/08/2016 - 7:21pm -

The Dennis: 1901

Eating with Melmac: 1963
... your Marin pictures! I used to live on the Larkspur boardwalk in the late 80s. Deck stuff That big pipe going up the wall is ... 
 
Posted by tterrace - 06/24/2009 - 4:52pm -

Eating with Melmac: 1963

Schlitz Hotel: 1910
Circa 1910. "Schlitz Hotel, Atlantic City." On the Boardwalk at Ocean Avenue. 8x10 inch dry plate glass negative, Detroit ... 
 
Posted by Dave - 10/14/2016 - 9:47pm -

Schlitz Hotel: 1910

Saturday Matinee: 1925
... on one's "summer Sunday best" just to take a stroll on the boardwalk. So, between the fact that it's Sunday, and that "nice little boys ... 
 
Posted by Dave - 08/05/2012 - 5:52pm -

Saturday Matinee: 1925

Modern Kitchen: 1940
... a rusty house before. She was only half a block from the boardwalk, and to a prairie-born guy to be so close to the Atlantic Ocean in a ... 
 
Posted by Dave - 05/18/2013 - 7:29pm -

Modern Kitchen: 1940

Hotel Poinsettia: 1915
Circa 1915. "The beach and Boardwalk, Atlantic City." Back to the beach with another high-resolution ... between the crowds in their finery promenading on the Boardwalk, and the laid back people cavorting on the beach. So many candid ... stick to the old days This current shot of the AC Boardwalk so totally lacks the fun and energy of the 1915 picture. So much for ... 
 
Posted by Dave - 07/17/2012 - 10:35pm -

Hotel Poinsettia: 1915
 
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