Vintage Visions of the Jersey Shore

hot summer weekends are what shore dreams are made of

Philly has been “going down the shore” since the 1800s. Check out the way things used to be.

vintage visions of the jersey shore philly's favorite summer destination

The precursor to Morey’s Pier & Mariners Landing.

Upside Down in Atlantic City Circa 1901 – Print Can Be Purchased Through Historic Pictoric

vintage visions of the jersey shore philly's favorite summer destination

Back in the day a horse on the beach was no big deal. These days just try to bring your dog.

On The Beach in Atlantic City Circa 1903 – Print Can Be Purchased Through Historic Pictoric

vintage visions of the jersey shore philly's favorite summer destination

A slightly more wholesome version of throwing your hands in the air.

Hands Up Atlantic City Circa 1910 – Print Can Be Purchased Through Historic Pictoric

vintage visions of the jersey shore philly's favorite summer destination

This must have been quite scandalous by 1939 standards. The sign was probably meant for men.

Image from Time Magazine – Bettman/Corbis

vintage visions of the jersey shore philly's favorite summer destination

Atlantic City was the original home to the Miss. America pageant; here we have three contestants from the 1961 contest.

Image from Time Magazine – Bettman/Corbis