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and appear on many sites developed after this one was created around 1998.
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TIME MAGAZINES &
POSTCARDS of the 1900's.
Historic Postcard Images
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From my personal postcard
collection, I present several images of "Asbury Park Past", many from the early
1900's. Please take a moment to remember the better days in Asbury Park and to hope
for a better tomorrow. MANY who have visited the site have written or shared a
memory in my Guest Book. Some are searching their personal photograph's for special
memories. I hope to add more memories as time moves forward.
I have MORE Asbury Park images
available at YesterYear Memories,
my online Postcard & Magazine
store - feel free to browse the collection.
|Postcard image of the
Berkeley Carteret Hotel, built in the mid 1920's. This must be one of the earliest
views of the hotel as it features early 1900 automobiles. The hotel is still in
|Miniature Golf Course showing
the Berkeley Carteret Hotel and the Paramount Theatre (to the right of the hotel).
|Built in 1912, this image
from the 1950's or 1960's of the Steinbach's Department Store, an anchor in the Asbury
Park Downtown Community. Make sure you visit our Asbury Park "Then &
Now" Photo Gallery for more images of the store.
|The Hotel Kingsley Arms &
Reade's Monte Carlo Beach Club.
|Probably from the 1930's, an
image of the Swan Ride on Wesley Lake. Asbury Park was famous for many things
including water! Lakes, grand pools and of course the Atlantic Ocean served the
visitors of Asbury Park.
Oh to have
had the opportunity to ride on the Swan! Unfortunately, this writer was too young
|Postcard image postmarked
"Asbury Park June 19, 1908"; the caption in the lower left hand corner reads
"Watching Bathers from the Boardwalk - Asbury Park, N.J."
|"The Pool, Ocean Grove,
N.J." On our recent visit in July, 1999, while walking along Wesley Lake in
Ocean Grove, we came upon what appeared to be a closed up hotel and restaurant. It
sits at the very end of the Ocean Grove city limits opposite Asbury Park. In the
area behind the building, just a short distance from the ocean sits a huge pool in
disrepair. We imagine this may be the pool this postcard refers to.
|This image reads
"Tent Life, Asbury Park, N.J.". Although I was aware of Tent Life in Ocean
Grove, I did not know it existed in Asbury Park. Any historians able to share some
insight on this one?
|The Asbury Hudson Hotel,
formerly of 331 Cookman Avenue. This image here is probably from the 1950's.
|A beautiful image of the
famous Casino at Asbury Park. This postcard was published by The Valentine &
Sons' Publishing Co., Ltd., New York and Printed in Great Britain. The number 200,
525 and the initials JV are printed on the front lower corner. You can also view
CURRENT photographs of the Casino in our "Then & Now" Collection.
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