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Front Street: 1905
... it got you. Vierling's The young lad on the boardwalk is standing at the entrance to the Vierling's Saloon, which opened at ... 
 
Posted by Dave - 08/14/2012 - 10:48am -

Front Street: 1905

Clown Eats Boy: 1953
Santa Cruz, California Beach Boardwalk September 1953. Here I am at the entrance to the Fun House, alas now ... I have some really happy memories of the Santa Cruz Boardwalk from about 1960. What a fantastic place. We lived over in San Jose ... 
 
Posted by tterrace - 09/22/2011 - 10:35pm -

Clown Eats Boy: 1953

Classic Rockers: 1900
... and a more traditionally built home (you know, not a boardwalk in sight) in center city Grosse Ile is where they really live? ... 
 
Posted by Dave - 08/20/2012 - 3:51pm -

Classic Rockers: 1900

By the Sea: 1908
... Jersey Shore circa 1908. "Marlborough-Blenheim hotel and Boardwalk, Atlantic City." 8x10 inch dry plate glass negative. View full ... 
 
Posted by Dave - 04/29/2016 - 2:09pm -

By the Sea: 1908

Pleasure Pavilion: 1910
... Timing Perfect, as HBO's "Boardwalk Empire" has its Season 2 premiere next Sunday. Cakewalks I do ... is in the process of being buried up to his neck under the boardwalk by his out-of-patience siblings. To-Day Enhanced and enlarged. ... 
 
Posted by Dave - 09/09/2011 - 12:47pm -

Pleasure Pavilion: 1910

Coney Island Characters: 1903
... white powdery substance? Note the tracks in white on the boardwalk. Characters in costume are interesting. I presume the top hatted one ... 
 
Posted by Dave - 08/13/2012 - 8:44pm -

Coney Island Characters: 1903

Shore Fastline: 1908
... Atlantic City circa 1908. "Virginia Avenue from the Boardwalk." 8x10 inch dry plate glass negative, Detroit Publishing Company. ... 
 
Posted by Dave - 07/22/2015 - 10:15am -

Shore Fastline: 1908

De Forest Wireless: 1905
... still about 20 years away. Crowded First crowded boardwalk scene I've seen on Shorpy. And obviously off-season at that. ... Barbra Streisand ever recorded). Oh, and he wrote "On the Boardwalk at Atlantic City," released in 1945. "Read all about ... 
 
Posted by Dave - 07/20/2012 - 9:41pm -

De Forest Wireless: 1905

Sand in Your Socks: 1905
... photographs are of the old folks being wheeled about the boardwalk wearing their Sunday best and looking bored or as if they're waiting ... 
 
Posted by Dave - 08/24/2011 - 1:24pm -

Sand in Your Socks: 1905

And Now a Word From Our Sponsor: 1911
... St., N. Y. City. 218 Oliver Ave., Pittsburgh, Pa. 1031 Boardwalk, Atlantic City. 1543-45 Boardwalk, Atlantic City. The Oriental Economic Review, November ... 
 
Posted by Dave - 10/18/2012 - 8:36am -

And Now a Word From Our Sponsor: 1911

A Day at the Beach: 1910
... their afternoon off. Strolling hand-in-hand down the Boardwalk, Maggie spots a couple of familiar faces among the crowd on the beach ... 
 
Posted by Dave - 05/17/2014 - 11:06pm -

A Day at the Beach: 1910

Donnie's Duesie: 1920
... observation.... This car may well have been driven on a boardwalk surface, but if so then it was also equipped for racing on a dirt ... 
 
Posted by Dave - 09/13/2011 - 11:55am -

Donnie's Duesie: 1920

Leisure World: 1906
Atlantic City circa 1906. "Boardwalk and big hotels (the Marlborough-Blenheim and Traymore) from Young's ... Love I love the illicit lovers lounging under the boardwalk. (The Gallery, Atlantic City, DPC, Swimming) ... 
 
Posted by Dave - 03/23/2016 - 6:07pm -

Leisure World: 1906

The Submarine Boat: 1904
... home. Ice cream? Yuck. Hundreds of people on the boardwalk, and not one wants any ice cream. Love the fake guns! Total ... 
 
Posted by Dave - 08/20/2012 - 1:30pm -

The Submarine Boat: 1904

Greetings From: 1905
The New Jersey shore circa 1905. "Boardwalk and beach, Asbury Park." 8x10 inch dry plate glass negative, Detroit ... Not Much to Look at Today Sad to say, the Asbury Park Boardwalk and Beach isn't the fantastic destination for the wealthy and famous ... 
 
Posted by Dave - 01/19/2012 - 8:52am -

Greetings From: 1905

Sun City: 1910
... and Rudolf hotels, Atlantic City." From the heyday of the Boardwalk, parasol and rolling chair. View full size. The Monopoly Card ... 
 
Posted by Dave - 09/25/2015 - 12:26pm -

Sun City: 1910

Chariot of the Gods: 1955
... convertible, parked in, of all places, a mud lot near Boardwalk #3 in Larkspur, Calif. I made my brother take this Kodachrome, then ... anymore images that show the houses that stood along that boardwalk would you? Most are long gone now. 1957 Plymouth Belvedere ... 
 
Posted by tterrace - 09/29/2011 - 7:53pm -

Chariot of the Gods: 1955

The Oriental: 1903
... was demolished in 1916. 1903. "Oriental Hotel and boardwalk, Manhattan Beach, Brooklyn, New York." Panorama of two 8x10 glass ... While hotel's receding into the mists of history, and the boardwalk no longer extends that far east, a small, crescent-shaped portion of ... 
 
Posted by Dave - 04/03/2014 - 11:57am -

The Oriental: 1903

Picnic in the Park: 1956
... a gorgeous example! Location? Long Beach near the boardwalk. Have to be near ocean, ice plants on the 'dune' behind them and a ... 
 
Posted by Dave - 06/14/2012 - 4:59pm -

Picnic in the Park: 1956

No. 1 Atlantic Ocean: 1910
... above the ocean, survived gales, hurricanes and several boardwalk fires before it fell to the wrecking ball in 1953. - Dave] ... 
 
Posted by Dave - 07/26/2012 - 4:52pm -

No. 1 Atlantic Ocean: 1910

Beach Buggy: 1905
... Atlantic City." In the background: Clabby's baths on the boardwalk. Detroit Publishing Co. glass negative. View full size. Let ... 
 
Posted by Dave - 07/25/2012 - 3:07pm -

Beach Buggy: 1905

Yosemite Gathering: 1941
... in the top row on the right reminds me of Richard from Boardwalk Empire. View full size. Another Hollywood star No one see ... 
 
Posted by Tony W. - 01/29/2012 - 5:45pm -

Yosemite Gathering: 1941

GM on the Beach: 1964
... convention, which was held in the Convention Center on the boardwalk in August 1964. Thanks WFPG The then CBS Radio Station's call ... Back when the old Convention Center opened on the Boardwalk, the station broadcast from there. Buicks White one on the ... 
 
Posted by adamgilson - 05/16/2015 - 1:38pm -

GM on the Beach: 1964

Gator Farm: 1905
... Railway's routes was half of a "Loop Car" line, from Boardwalk & Virginia Ave. to Boardwalk & South Carolina Ave. via Atlantic Ave. They connected to, and ... 
 
Posted by Dave - 08/13/2012 - 7:24pm -

Gator Farm: 1905

The Dennis: 1905
... 1905. "The Dennis." Where you can get pushed around on the Boardwalk. 8x10 inch glass negative. View full size. All the Trimmings Anyone know why so many cut trees are stacked along the Boardwalk? A way to stop sand blowing up on the lawns? I have seen coastal ... 
 
Posted by Dave - 08/21/2012 - 11:59am -

The Dennis: 1905

Jersey Shore: 1908
... It was the steam plant for all of the buildings on the boardwalk and had a restaurant and concessions for non-white visitors. The ... 
 
Posted by Dave - 01/19/2012 - 8:51am -

Jersey Shore: 1908

At the North Pole: 1958
... about 4, we stopped at Santa's Village on the way to the Boardwalk. They had a bunch of those coin operated machines with performing ... 
 
Posted by tterrace - 06/24/2009 - 5:11pm -

At the North Pole: 1958

The Big Hotels: 1915
... critics used to describe each of the distinctive boardwalk-end columns on the Blenheim section of the Marlborough-Blenheim. The ... sign to the left of the Blenheim is set back from the boardwalk. Each side displays "Creation of the World." Don't know if the ... 
 
Posted by Dave - 07/20/2012 - 3:42pm -

The Big Hotels: 1915

Chester Park: 1906
... heads of the spectators to help light their way along the boardwalk after dark. [Those globes hanging from the poles are carbon-arc ... 
 
Posted by Dave - 08/05/2012 - 4:22pm -

Chester Park: 1906

Ocean Grove: 1905
... went for a walk in the warmer air. We noted that the boardwalk was guarded at the border with Ocean Grove, and our family was not ... 
 
Posted by Dave - 12/26/2011 - 8:43pm -

Ocean Grove: 1905
 
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