Asbury Park, NJ ca. 1900

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Kitty
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Asbury Park, NJ ca. 1900

Post by Kitty » Sun Sep 10, 2017 11:17 am

This isn't quite a video or a newsreel, but shorpy.com put this together with some beautiful images of beach photos taken at Asbury Park. Enjoy!
https://youtu.be/wP6VbFz2Q_U
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Re: Asbury Park, NJ ca. 1900

Post by donnie » Sun Sep 10, 2017 2:09 pm

I love that. What a nice assemblage of photos!

Wasn't the women's dress of that era beautiful and graceful?

I wonder what the benches (?) in rows in the photo starting around 1:10 were for? And I wonder why they held onto ropes when they bathed—for safety, I guess, if there was a strong tide?

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Re: Asbury Park, NJ ca. 1900

Post by Kitty » Sun Sep 10, 2017 3:05 pm

That's what they call the boardwalk pavilion. Bands play there sometimes. My parents played there at least once I was there that I can remember. Those seats are for the listeners!
I don't remember there being so many chairs, though. Maybe my memory is hazy, or maybe they just don't have as many seats there anymore.
Yes, their dresses were very graceful and lovely. And those are just their beachwear!
Maybe those people didn't know how to swim, and that's why they were hanging onto the rope. That's just my immediate thought. Unsure if it's true!
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