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Atlantic City Dress Code - Early Years


The dress code in Atlantic City is mainly casual, but it wasn't always casual. One hundred years ago people got all dressed up to walk on the Atlantic City Boardwalk. They also covered themselves to go on the beach.

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Atlantic City - Strolling Along the Boardwalk in 1909

Atlantic City Boardwalk Strollers 1909

Postcard by M. B. Smith - from the collection of Thomas Topham.

No casual dressers seen in this group.


Bathing Beauties on the Atlantic City Beach - around 1900

Atlantic City Bathing Beauties

Photo by Detroit Publishing Company - from the Library of Congress.

Bathing Beauties 1880 - 1920. Not much skin showing.


Bathers at Atlantic City Near the Turn of the Century

Atlantic City Boardwalk 1907

Photo from the Robert Dennis Collection 1850 - 1920 - Library of Congress

It wasn't just the women who had to cover up, the men also had to cover up. But not the dog.


Atlantic City Beach Scene - Early 1900s

Atlantic City Beach Scene early 1900s

Postcard by M. & Co., N.Y. - from the collection of Thomas Topham.

What they wore on the beach in those days.


Early Atlantic City Beach Scene

Atlantic City Beach Scene early 1900s

Will they go in the Water?


Early Atlantic City Beach Scene

Atlantic City Beach Scene early 1900s

Postcard from the collection of Thomas Topham.

Many went in the water, most skin covered.


Early Atlantic City Boardwalk Scene

Atlantic City Beach Scene early 1900s

See what everyone is wearing while walking on the boardwalk.


Early Atlantic City Beach Scene

Jersey Girl - 2008

Jersey Girl - 2008






      



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