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    Artwork courtesy of Paul McGehee

  • fannydip

    Fanny-dipping at the old Fishing Pier (circa 1908) photo courtesy of Julia Purnell Museum

  • shantytown

    Shantytown (1976-2003) photo by Hunter "Bunk" Mann

  • Thrashers-Fries

    Thrashers Fries with original owners,
    Mr. and Mrs. Jodie Thrasher, circa 1940
    Photo courtesy of Mr Thrasher's son

  • trimpers

    Trimpers Rides, circa 1918

  • Aftermath-of-Hurricane-Gloria,-September-1985-(previously-the-site-of-the-Ocean-Park-Motel-at-17th-and-the-Boardwalk;-now-site-of-Holiday-Inn)

    Aftermath of Hurricane Gloria, September 1985 (previously the site of the Ocean Park Motel at 17th and the Boardwalk;
    now site of Holiday Inn)

  • Creation-of-the-Inlet,-August-24,-1933

    Creation of the Inlet, August 24, 1933

  • March-Storm-of-1962

    March Storm of 1962 Photo courtesy of Mel Toadvine

  • hastings

    The Hastings-Miramar Hotel circa 1961 (site of today's Park Place Hotel)

  • beachpatrol

    Ocean City Beach Patrol in 1947

  • boardwalk

    The Ocean City Boardwalk circa 1938 (taken from the Pier Ballroom looking north with the bandstand on the right
    and the Atlantic Hotel on the left)

  • fire1925

    The Great Fire of 1925 (taken at the site of the Atlantic Hotel on the Boardwalk between
    Wicomico and Somerset Streets following the fire)

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