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Seaside House: 1907

Seaside House: 1907

Atlantic City circa 1907. "Seaside Hotel (Seaside House)." Note the fly netting on the horse. 8x10 inch glass negative, Detroit Publishing Co. View full size.

 

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What are the string things hanging from the horse in the foreground?

[See the caption. - tterrace]

I have reservations

I look at this fine resort & think about the state of building codes and firefighting in 1907. I would opt for the downscale Hotel Jackson in the background. A lower floor, please.

Flies!

Flies were epidemic at that time due to horse dung everywhere. Probably was miserable for the people by today's standards.

A Scorcher!

I suspect this photo was taken on a very HOT day; both sets of ladies are using umbrellas, the carriages (which may have been taxi-like vehicles) are empty, and just about everyone else is in the shade of the porch.

Times change

And not always for the best. This is where the Trump Taj Mahal now stands. By the 1950s it had become the Seaside Hotel and Motor Lodge, a 10 story brick hotel and a two level motel with a pool, and the area between the hotel and the boardwalk was a miniature golf course. We used to stay there for a week every September back in the 60s.

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