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Atlantic City [viewbook]
Souvenir viewbook containing eighteen captioned views of prominent sites and landmarks at the shore town. Contains views of "The New Iron Pier, Massachusetts Ave."; hotels "'The Brighton' Indiana Ave.", "The 'Traymore' and The 'Berkeley,' Illinois Ave."; "Camden & Atlantic and West Jersey R. R. Depot"; "Old Ocean Pier, Kentucky Ave." and "Applegate's Pier, Tennessee Ave."; "Board Walk"; amusement houses and grounds of the "Excursion House" and "Childrens Sea Shore House"; "Bathing Scene, from Ocean Pier"; "Atlantic Avenue" including West Jersey R.R. Depot, C[amden] & A[tlantic] R. R. Depot, City Hall, and St. Nicholas R.C. Church; "Intersection of Pacific and North Carolina Avenues" including First Baptist Church and St. James P.E. Church; "Boat House at the Inlet; "Absecon Light House," including the Buoy House and Life Saving Station; a "Regatta"; the Disston, R. H. Turner, Shirtcliffe and Ladner villas on Indiana, Pacific, and North Carolina avenues; "The Breakers," i.e. waves breaking onto the shore; "Elephant Pavilion, South Atlantic City," i.e., Lucy the Elephant; "The Wreck"; the duties of the "U. S. Life Saving Service," (later the U.S. Coast Guard), including "Launching the Surf Boat," "Taking the Tackle Cart to the Beach, " "Throwing the Life Line" and a person "Saved" during practice maneuvers. Views also show street, pedestrian and maritime traffic, including beach goers; bath houses; amusement rides; and shops along the boardwalk., Title from embossed olive morocco binding, front cover stamped: Atlantic City., Prints connected by accordion folds and separated into two sheets., Cataloging funded by a grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities (PW-506-19-10), 2010-2012., Housed in phase box., Gift of Helen Beitler., Adolph Witteman was a prolific publisher of souvenir viewbooks from the 1870s through 1880s. He and his brother Herman later established The Albertype Company in 1890, which issued post cards in addition to viewbooks until 1952.