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Here is another image from the album I purchased. I can only imagine how itchy and hot their wool bathing suits were to wear on the sunny beach at Atlantic City. Note: I "assume" this is Atlantic City. Does anybody have any information regarding the "Globe" (theatre?) sign in the back ground to substantiate this being Atlantic City?
Anna Quirentia Nilsson (1888–1974), a Swedish born actress who achieved great success in American silent movies. View full size.
Matt H. Shay, a rare triplex mallet type locomotive. Built by Baldwin Locomotive Works, Eddystone, PA, in 1914. Used for drag freight and pusher service over a short section of Erie's main line in northern Pennsylvania. When built she was the largest locomotive in the world, needless to say... View full size.