Postcard: Manhattan Beach, New York

I know, I know – I did a postcard yesterday. They don’t really come in that often, but when they do I try to get them up right away before they disappear into Internet limbo.

No date is given on the card by the eBay seller. However, there is this entirely useless description that I find amusing: “We specialize in BETTER cards from all five boroughs of NYC consisting of Manhattan, Brooklyn, Staten Island, The Bronx and those Long Island communities that constitute Queens County.” (emphasis added)

Yeah, screw Queens.

A similar angle of the beach is given in this 1903 photograph, which we first showed you in the article about Manhattan Beach’s history with fireworks (and is original from a Daily News profile). You can see just how nitty-gritty that purty building in the background of the postcard actually looked.

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