Thursday, April 16, 2009
A Day at the Beach
On a beautiful summer day in August of 1901 the Thomas A. Edison Company brought their new motion picture camera to Atlantic City and captured a day at the beach. I sometimes wish I could time travel to see what things were really like throughout history. Since I have written so much about the New Jersey Shore, and its colorful past, I think it would be wonderful to spend a day like this in America's Playground over a century ago. It is difficult to imagine that some of these sea bathers enjoying the same beach that we do today were born before the Civil War.
No time machine yet so for now we will have to settle for a few minutes of Edison's magic.