In the Surf, Atlantic City, N.J.

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Here you have a view of the greatest playground in the United states. This is Atlantic City, on the southeastern shores of New Jersey. It is both a summer and a winter resort. But most people know it for its famous beach, its bathing, and its Board Walk. The scene here shows a great crowd of bathers playing in the sand and in the surf. In the summer the heat in large cities is intense. People rush to the beaches, where these are within reach, to play in the water and to enjoy the sea breezes. You will observe the children digging in the sand, and the general happiness on the faces of everybody. The balconies are full of people watching the sport. Just to the left of the view and extending for a distance along the beach, is the famous Board Walk. This is the parade ground for the thousands of visitors. Wheel-Chairs, pushes by attendants, move slowly back and forth. On every side are shops, amusement places-everything, in fact, to be found in a summer resort. Beyond the Board Walk lies the city proper. Its business depends largely on entertaining its visitors. It has more than 1000 hotels, besides a countless number of boarding houses. Every summer the total population of the city is about 300,000. This is six times the number of its regular inhabitants. In a single year, over 1,000,000 visitors come to Atlantic City. This is makes it easily our largest seaside resort. Atlantic City has become famous partly because of the excellence of its beach, and partly because of its location. It is only 60 miles southeast of Philadelphia, and less than 100 miles south of New York. Both these cities are connected with it by excellent railways, and by steamship lines. This means that one-tenth of the population of the United States is within a few hours' ride of the city. Tell of a visit to a summer resort. Keystone ID: 1007 Note: All titles, descriptions, and location coordinates are from the original Keystone Slide documentation as supplied by the Keystone View Company. No text has been edited or changed.
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