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The Chalfonte: 1913

The Chalfonte: 1913

Atlantic City circa 1913. "Chalfonte Hotel." Here we are back at the beach, but with nary a pig in sight. 8x10 glass negative, Detroit Publishing Co. View full size.


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I initially thought the flag on the building behind Richards Baths was an old one. It has offset rows of stars as did the 46 star flags used prior to the admission of New Mexico and Arizona in January and February 2012, respectively. I may be wrong, but on close examination it appears to have 48 stars in 6 offset rows of 8 stars each. I've never before seen a 48 star flag that didn't have the 6 rows of 8 stars arranged evenly, like they are on the flag near the beach.

Today, a parking lot

Soon after the legalization of casino gambling in the late 1970's, the Chalfonte was torn down and its site became the parking lot for the Resorts International gambling casino.


is no doubt down at the surf line, kicking bottles away from the bathers with his two-tone, patent leather shoes.

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