Around Egg Harbor City and Pleasantville

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When the Germans came to Atlantic County in 1855, they imagined a community with an urban center surrounded by a farm district. This would be a great industrial and agricultural community, served by direct railroad and maritime connections to Philadelphia and New York City. In 1858, the urban center these pioneers envisioned became Egg Harbor City. Eleven miles toward the coast is Pleasantville. Originally home to fishing and whaling settlers, it officially became a municipality in 1888. Its proximity to the increasingly popular Atlantic City helped Pleasantville to grow and prosper. Egg Harbor City and Pleasantville showcases the rich history of these two communities through a unique collection of historical images.
ISBN: 9781467120739
Format: Paperback
Publisher: Arcadia Publishing
State: New Jersey
Series: Images of America
Images: 187
Pages: 128
Dimensions: 6.5 (w) x 9.25 (h)
Dennis M. Niceler is the librarian for the Egg Harbor City Historical Society. Many images in this book were taken by Herman and Max Kirscht. Over a 30-year period, this father-and-son team took photographs in Egg Harbor City, Pleasantville, and many other places in Atlantic County. Together, the images provide a fascinating look at the area as it was transitioning from the 19th to the 20th century. The Kirschts also produced postcards, many of which have become iconic representations and are highly collectible.
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