Using postcards from the late 1800s on, Asbury Park recounts the history of one of New Jersey's most popular summer resorts. Here are more than two hundred spectacular views of Asbury Park as a thriving city for both businesses and vacationers. Shown are hotels of all descriptions, unforgettable downtown shops, and the beachfront--a beautiful city carved out of sand dunes and pine forests.
About the Author
Shirley Ayres, a professional librarian, is the appointed historian for Bradley Beach, a member the executive board of the Bradley Beach Historical Society, a writer of historical articles for local newspapers, and the coauthor of two titles with Arcadia Publishing on the history of Bradley Beach. For Asbury Park, she selected postcards from the excellent collection of the Asbury Park Public Library and combined them with historical details that bring back the scent of the sea and the aura of the day.