Historic Atlantic City
iOS iPad Photography
Revisit historic Atlantic City in words and over 1200 photos.
In the first four decades of the 20th century Atlantic City was the ultimate resort. It had a terrific beach, elegant hotels, an incomparable Boardwalk, regal movie theaters, world-class entertainers, fine restaurants, and, best of all, it was the place to be seen and to see others.
Except for the beach, everything started to decline after World War II, although Atlantic City was still quite a place in the 1950s. The decline accelerated in the 1960s and 1970s. Casino hotels came to Atlantic City in 1978, but they replaced, rather than revived, the Atlantic City of old. Some of the biggest casino hotels, such as the Borgata, have no connection with the city at all. Today Atlantic City is as spectacular as it ever was, but in a completely different way.
But you can go back to the old days with this app. There are over 1200 images to view. When you get to a grid of images, tap an image to see it fullscreen. You can also view any grid as a slideshow.
Main sections are History, Hotels, Piers, Boardwalk, Street Scenes, Beach, Boats/Airplanes/Buses, Aerials, Parades, Miss America, Convention Hall, Lighthouse, City Hall, Fire Station, Post Office, Union Station, and Other Buildings. Hotels and Piers appear on an interactive map, so you can see where each hotel and pier was located.
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A fast internet connection is required.
This app is about the historic, pre-casino Atlantic City. There's no information about casinos.
Photos show at a maximum size of 768x1024, which is the largest size at which most of them are available. This works well on all iPads.