Wednesday, October 17, 2007

Postcards featuring unusual buildings Part 10

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Today's unusual building postcard is a great early view of "The Funny Place" on the new Steeplechase Pier in Atlantic City New Jersey which claimed to have the world's largest electric sign with 27,000 light bulbs advertising Chesterfield Cigarettes. George C. Tilyou developed the pier in 1908 and modeled from his amusement park of the same name at Coney Island in New York. Some of the better know rides available at the Atlantic City site were the Flying Chairs that swung out over the ocean, the Mexican Hat Bowl and the Sugar Bowl Slide. This is a great postcard showing the boardwalk and the basket chairs pushed by local young men. This postcard can be seen in my New Jersey listings along with 10,000 additional postcards on my website at Moody's Postcards.

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