Wish You Were Here (Photo Blog)

by Anne Motto, F.M. Kirby Curator of Collections
July 9, 2024

Just like today, Morris County residents of the early 20th century flocked to the shore each summer to escape the heat, play in the surf, and stroll the boardwalk. Postcards of the period mailed back to friends and family at home, now in MCHS archives, capture the sights and pleasures of the era’s fashionable vacation spots. 

Top photo: Postcard sent to Dover from near Atlantic City on July 7, 1903.


Postcard sent to Morristown bon July 7, 1906 from Atlantic City.


Postcard from same sender vacationing in Atlantic City to Morristown sent on August 30, 1907.


Postcard sent on July 4, 1913 to Ironia (Randolph) from Asbury Park.


Postcard of Asbury Park sent from nearby Ocean Grove to Morristown.


Another postcard of Asbury Park sent from nearby Ocean Grove to Morristown on July 6, 1907.


Postcard sent to Morristown from Atlantic City in 1907.


Postcard sent to Mt. Tabor on September 29 from Atlantic City.


Postcard sent to Dover from Asbury Park on August 15, 1905.

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