Atlantic City is a resort city with a population of around 40,000, near the southern tip of New Jersey. The first boardwalk was built in the 1870s along a portion of the beach stretches along four miles of the Jersey shore. The city’s golden age was the 1920s when federal law made both gambling and alcohol illegal. After that hotels, resort properties After that hotel, resort properties. The first fifteen years of the 20th century saw massive economic growth. Prohibition was largely unenforced in Atlantic City, hotels, and restaurants openly served liquor. After World War Two ended, the economy of the Atlantic city collapsed. By the 1960s, Atlantic City was in disrepair, hotels and resorts were being demolished. The town became plagued with poverty, crime, and corruption. In 1976 a legislation was passed, which legalized gambling; however, tourism remains the mainstay of the economy.
Here below are some historical photographs of old Atlantic City at the beginning of the 20th century.