Steel Pier, Atlantic City, NJ

Item Info

Item No: pdcal00087
Title: Steel Pier, Atlantic City, NJ
Historic Street Address: Steel Pier, 1000 Boardwalk, Atlantic City, NJ
Media Type: Photographic Negatives
Source: Print and Picture Collection

This is a 1935 image, taken by amateur Philadelphia photographer Claude Alexander, of the beach and marquee outside Steel Pier, Atlantic City, NJ.  In the foreground is an area, with sculptures of Poseidon and a mermaid, providing a background for artists to make souvenir sketches of visitors; the top of the booth states, "tips accepted for sketches."  The Steel Pier marquee boasts a wide variety of entertainment, including vaudeville, movies, circus acts, dancing, "animal oddities," a gorilla, children's shows, a Ford V-8 engine exhibit, and popular flame dancer Muriel Page--in short, as advertised, "A Vacation In Itself." 

Creation Year: 1935
Geocode Latitude: Geocode Longitude:-74.421235
Geocode Latitude:39.359988

Creator Name: Claude Alexander - Photographer