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Our holdings include hundreds of glass and film negatives/transparencies that we've scanned ourselves; in addition, many other photos on this site were extracted from reference images (high-resolution tiffs) in the Library of Congress research archive. (To query the database click here.) They are adjusted, restored and reworked by your webmaster in accordance with his aesthetic sensibilities before being downsized and turned into the jpegs you see here. All of these images (including "derivative works") are protected by copyright laws of the United States and other jurisdictions and may not be sold, reproduced or otherwise used for commercial purposes without permission.

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Hotel Chalfonte: 1907

Hotel Chalfonte: 1907

The Jersey Shore circa 1907. "Hotel Chalfonte and Boardwalk, Atlantic City." The 10-story Chalfonte was A.C.'s first "skyscraper" resort. View full size.

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Grand Hotel

Isn't that a beautiful place? Just grand!

Reverse View

Reverse view from Haddon Hall: Steeplechase Pier: 1905.

And on the right

is Haddon Hall, where my family used to vacation back about 60 years ago.

This setting

Would have driven the anarchists of the day into a violent frenzy!

Take a walk on the Boardwalk

Have you ever seen so many Monopoly men in one place? "I'd like to build a hotel, please."

Young Nucky

Is that him walking by the carriages next to the Saratoga Excelsior?

Mystery Solved

So that's where all of the dignity went.

Ah, to be a milliner

Not a single bare head to be seen.

An MTV Production

On "Jersey Shore: The Black & White Edition," no one can see your orange skin.

SHORPY OLD PHOTO ARCHIVE | History in HD is a vintage photo archive featuring thousands of high-definition images from the 1850s to 1960s. (Available as fine-art prints from the Shorpy Archive.) The site is named after Shorpy Higginbotham, a teenage coal miner who lived 100 years ago.

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