The Last Days of Summer

DVAG’s own Sarah Weatherwax is now a Huffington Post contributor! In advance of the Labor Day weekend, check out her article highlighting some vintage seaside photographs from the Print and Photographs Department at the Library Company of Philadelphia.

From the Huffington Post

As summer winds down, many of us along the east coast are thinking of making one final trip to the shore, a thought shared by our ancestors as well. The New Jersey shore, accessible in the late 19th century by ferries, steamships, and trains and in the 20th century by automobile, has long appealed to Philadelphia- area residents hoping to escape from the sweltering city. The wealthy built summer homes along the shore, while the less well-off found rental quarters, or even enjoyed a visit to the seaside as a one day getaway…

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