Summers in Philadelphia have always been relentlessly humid, sticky, and downright hot, and this year it’s no different. Another thing hasn’t changed much in the last century: Folks escaping the heat by traveling down to the Jersey shore, namely to Atlantic City.
Yes, while the struggling shore town has seen much, much better days, it used to be a thriving getaway lined with enormous, grandiose hotels dotting the boardwalk. To help get you through this heat wave, take a trip down memory lane with more than a dozen historical photos dating back to 1890 of beach-goers beating the heat in the Atlantic City. Watch as the shore town changes over the years, just before it hits its "Boardwalk Empire" 1920s era.
- 20 grand hotels of Atlantic City’s past [Curbed Philly]