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1963 Golden Anniversary Vacation Ad

I scanned this colorful Seaside Heights page from a 1963 NJ vacation guide that I recently acquired. Note the reference to the town’s Golden Anniversary that year.  Next year Seaside Heights celebrates the Big 100!

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The Real Jersey Shore

The real Jersey Shore is about family and friends, tradition, the beach and boardwalk, and simple joys…

 

   Postmarked in 1933.

 

   Postmarked in 1932.

   Postmarked in 1928. 
   It is about the Boardwalk.

   It is about the beach.

  Here, lifeguards are protecting bathers.

1962 Seaside Heights “Home Movie”

I stumbled upon this YouTube video this morning.  The footage is from someone’s personal 8mm home movie collection and was shot at the beach in Seaside Heights. It shows the old lifeguard boat, “Miss Seaside,” patrolling the ocean and there’s film of a Navy blimp flying low over the ocean toward the Casino Pier. This is a must watch video and is worth the 2:41 minutes of your life!  (7/11/11) Note: Ken, whose father shot this film, sent me an e-mail today to let me know that the footage was actually taken in 1962, not 1961. It is awesome nonetheless!  

Boardwalk South View

A view facing south from behind the “Casino Pier Amusements” sign. Click here to compare with a similar view photographed at night. 

Surfing Contest Postcard

Surfing contest on the oceanfront in the vicinity of Blaine Avenue. The original Sky Ride and a sign for the Parrot Club at Casino Pier are visible in the background.

Old Lifeguard Headquarters

There are many reasons why I love this postcard…first – the old lifeguard headquarters on Sumner Ave. and memories of the great lifeguard teams led by Capt. John Boyd and Capt. Hugh “Junie” Boyd…second – if you magnify this view with your mouse you can see how Ocean Terrace ended at the Casino Pier building forcing traffic to turn left…third – memories of the Bluebird beach attendants…and lastly, the beach is packed with people!            

Lifeguard Boat Beach Scene

At first glance this photo looks like it could have been shot just last summer, but the hair styles and bathing suits are clues that this postcard was published decades ago. In fact, the card was postmarked in Seaside Heights on August 4, 1964 (before the big fire in 1965).