Wednesday, February 11, 2009

Daily Pic Fix

Today’s pic is an absolute treasure, sent in by Claudia, from Pittsburgh, PA.

This image was captured in 1935, on the beach near Pine Avenue. The little guy at center is Claudia’s dad, flanked by her great uncle Morris on the left and grandfather on the right.

Up on the Boardwalk, you can clearly make out the sign for the original Hunt’s Strand Theater. Could that be an earlier version of the Douglass Pavilion at the extreme left?

As Claudia so rightly noted, one of the most appealing aspects of this perspective is its timeless nature. Aside from the period style of dress (when was the last time you saw someone wearing a shirt and tie on the beach?), it’s almost as if this pic could have been taken last summer.

It just goes to show that while some things have changed, Wildwood continues to endure, generation after generation after generation...

Thanks again for this reminder, Claudia, and for sharing with us such an amazing piece of your family’s Wildwood history!

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