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Buried at Seashore: 1905

Buried at Seashore: 1905

Atlantic City, New Jersey, circa 1905. "Beach bathers and Steel Pier." And a girl we'll call Sandy. 5x7 inch dry plate glass negative, Detroit Photographic Company. View full size.

 

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Morticia, Gomez, and Ophelia?

The trio in the foreground could be the first half of a cartoon by Charles Addams. The second half of the cartoon might show Fester steering a bulldozer toward the half-buried woman.

Sandy is great

And I love the fact that it’s not just another woman but also a man covering her up with sand. But I’m afraid I am captivated forever by the woman sitting closer to the waterline, on the right, looking straight at us till the end of time, and raising her hand in a tentative wave. A new Shorpy goddess!

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