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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!

Big Eli Wheels @ Funtown 1958

Big Eli News was published by the Eli Bridge Company, manufacturer of numerous versions of the Big Eli wheel.

In this configuration the two wheels are side by side at Funtown U.S.A.

From the Terry Groffie Collection

Another Tourism Brochure

Here’s another tourism brochure. Also, if you search back to April 2010 you will find a vintage tourism brochure that was published by the Central Committee of the Barnegat Bay Boards of Trade. Use your mouse to enlarge each view.

Seaside Heights Tourism Brochure

Tourism brochure… back and front…use your mouse to enlarge each view.


Pennsylvania Railroad – New Jersey Seashore Resorts Brochure

The following images highlight the Barnegat Bay seashore resorts and were scanned from a 194-page brochure that was published in 1926 by the Pennsylvania Railroad. This is one of my most treasured and favorite Seaside Heights collectibles. Some of the establishments noted below in the advertisements are featured in my book. Photos of the St. Charles appear on pages 66 and 67; photos of the Hotel Hamilton appear on pages 67 and 68 (among other pages); and a photo of the Coast National Bank appears on page 49. 


The Guide Post Ocean County Vacation Directory 1965-66

This is an Ocean County vacation and business directory from the 1965-66 season. The directory was published by Dave Johnson Associates at Toms River, NJ. My collection includes numerous postcards from the 1960s that were photographed by Dave Johnson. Here, I am showing the cover and the Seaside Heights pages. The directory is a comprehensive piece highlighting Ocean County’s premier vacation spots and businesses.

The following image shows Page 10 of the directory and features a Barnegat Cold Storage Company advertisement. The photograph depicts the Route 9 store, but locals and visitors knew the company’s Seaside Heights facility as the “ice plant” on the corner of Grant and West Central Avenues.

The following image is Page 21 of the directory and describes “[t]he smell of salt water taffy and candy apples mixed with the ocean breezes…”


The next image is Page 41 in the directory and features a description of the Seaside Heights/Seaside Park and Point Pleasant Beach boardwalks. Also, the page includes an advertisement for Hiering Realty, Inc., which was located at 1517 Boulevard in Seaside Heights.

The photograph on page 45 of the directory shows the North Pier on the bay front in Seaside Heights. The photo’s caption describes scuba and skin diving as a sport since World War II and further makes the point that Ocean County has “kept pace, as is witnessed by the various clubs and organizations whose members participate in the underwater activity.” A close inspection of the photo indicates that the divers who are about to enter the water are members of the volunteer fire company, whose emergency vehicle is parked near the concession building in the photo’s background.

The final image is Page 63 and features the saltwater pool at the Seaside Heights Casino.

Author Copies of Seaside Heights Have Arrived

I was surprised to receive a text message from my wife yesterday afternoon that said “Your book is here!” I was expecting my complimentary author copies of Seaside Heights in about two to three weeks, but it sure made my day to actually leave the office early for a change and drive home to check out the package that I received from Arcadia Publishing. Five books, five postcard packs, and about a thousand announcement cards. The book looks great! I am very pleased with it. I am anxious for the May 10th release date.