Explore the first seventy-five years of Ocean City, New Jersey's grand history through this postcard pictorial. History comes alive with over 250 beautiful black and white and hand-tinted photos of the beaches, the strand, and many places of play and worship in this much-loved city. Bounded on the east by the Atlantic Ocean and the west by the inland waters of Great Egg Harbor Bay, Ocean City's location, only sixty-five miles from Philadelphia, has made it a popular summer playground ever since its founding as a Christian seaside resort in 1879. The city has come to be a vibrant community of full-time residents as well as loyal summer vacationers. This book illustrates the city's many entertainments, including the serenity and natural beauty that first drew its founders.
Susan Miller met her husband, Fred, on Ocean City's 14th Street beach in 1975 and has been captivated by the city ever since. She is an active memeber of the local garden club, City Fower Show Committee, city zoning board of adjustment, and Ocean City Historical Museum. She has collected postcards of the city for thirty years.