September 26, 2018

Before Casinos: 42 Color Pics That Capture Atlantic City in the 1960s

Incorporated on May 1, 1854, from portions of Egg Harbor Township and Galloway Township, Atlantic City is a resort city in Atlantic County, New Jersey, United States, known for its casinos, boardwalk, and beaches. It borders Absecon, Brigantine, Pleasantville, Ventnor City, Egg Harbor Township, and the Atlantic Ocean.

Atlantic City inspired the U.S. version of the board game Monopoly, especially the street names. Since 1921, Atlantic City has been the home of the Miss America pageant. In 1976, New Jersey voters legalized casino gambling in Atlantic City. The first casino opened two years later.

Before casinos, here is what Atlantic City looked like in the 1960s.

Atlantic City, January 1960

Atlantic City, January 1960

Atlantic City, January 1960

Under Boardwalk, Atlantic City, 1961

At a swimming pool of a hotel in Atlantic City, New Jersey, 1962

Atlantic City, New Jersey, 1962

Atlantic City, New Jersey, 1962

Atlantic City, New Jersey, 1962

Atlantic City, New Jersey, 1962

Atlantic City, New Jersey, 1962

Boardwalk Hall, Atlantic City, 1962

Boardwalk, Atlantic City, 1962

Colony Motel, Atlantic City, 1962

Colony Motel, Atlantic City, 1962

Colony Motel, Atlantic City, 1962

Colony Motel, Atlantic City, 1962

Storm damage at Atlantic City, 1962

Storm damage at Atlantic City, 1962

Storm damage at Atlantic City, 1962

Atlantic City Beach, July 1, 1963

Atlantic City Boardwalk, 1963

Atlantic City, New Jersey, July 4, 1963

 Boardwalk, Atlantic City, 1964

President Johnsons visit to Atlantic City before elections, 1964

Steel Pier, Atlantic City, 1964

Boardwalk, Atlantic City, 1965

 Traymore Hotel, Atlantic City, 1965

Atlantic City, 1967

 Atlantic City, July 1967

Boardwalk, Atlantic City, June 1967

Boardwalk, Atlantic City, June 1967

Boardwalk, Atlantic City, June 1967

Boardwalk, Atlantic City, June 1967

 People at pool of a hotel in Atlantic City, 1967

Ride on the Steel Pier, Atlantic City, 1967

All Aboard, Atlantic City, 1968

Atlantic City Boardwalk, 1968

Atlantic City, November 1968

Boardwalk Hall, Atlantic City, 1968

Atlantic City aerial, 1969

Atlantic City Boardwalk, 1969

Dennis Hotel, Atlantic City, 1969





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