Remembering Jersey Shore
For well over a century, the lure of scenic beaches and ocean waves has drawn visitors to the Jersey Shore. Presidents kept summer homes here to escape the pressures of office. Other visitors decided to stay, often building ornate, Victorian mansions that today are as much an intrinsic part of the area’s charm as the lighthouses that guided ships to safe harbors.
With a selection of fine historic images from his best-selling book Historic Photos of Jersey Shore, Joe Czachowski provides a valuable and revealing historical retrospective on the growth and development of the area. Remembering Jersey Shore captures both the history and the magic of this unique section of America in rarely seen black-and-white photographs selected from local, state, and national collections and reproduced in vivid detail. Relive the days when the boardwalks were new and watch as wondrous seaside attractions rise to provide visitors a wealth of amusements. Join farmers as they harvest cranberries and blueberries. Set sail with the oyster fleets. Visit the military installations that protected this cherished shoreline. Experience the excitement and beauty that is the Jersey Shore.