Victorian Cape May

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Elegant remnants of the Victorian era grace almost every corner of Cape May. Wealthy locals built opulent homes like the Emlen Physick Estate and the George Allen House, while grand hotels like Congress Hall and the Chalfonte welcomed visitors from around the country. Even presidents came for the healthful sea air and distinguished venues. Yet the gaieties of these well-heeled patrons were shadowed by strictly defined social roles. Men and women—upper class, as well as cooks and servants—had vastly different experiences in this resort town. Local historian Robert Heinly explores all aspects of this world. Peer into the upstairs and downstairs of these majestic homes to discover what life was like in Victorian Cape May.
ISBN: 9781626198951
Format: Paperback
Publisher: The History Press
State: New Jersey
Images: 77
Pages: 160
Dimensions: 6 (w) x 9 (h)
Robert Heinly is a retired social studies teacher. He is now director of the Mid-Atlantic Center for the Arts Museum Education Outreach Program and writes for the local newspaper and other local publications, including Cape May Star and Wave. He does living history interpreting as Dr. Emlen Physick, and previously at Independence Historic Park, Brandywine Battlefield, Valley Forge, Washington's Crossing and Philadelphia Bicentennial. He serves several other area civic and community organizations
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