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…

To continue reading, click here

 


Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s