Women in a Rolling Chair Pushed by a Male Attendant, Boardwalk at Atlantic City, New Jersey, circa 1930

Summary

Rolling chairs, introduced in Atlantic City, New Jersey in 1884, were the only vehicles allowed on the resort town's popular boardwalk. Boardwalk businesses offered the chairs - along with attendants to push them - to tourists for rent. In 1891, Atlantic City began to capitalize on the practice, collecting a $10 licensing fee for each of the chairs.

Rolling chairs, introduced in Atlantic City, New Jersey in 1884, were the only vehicles allowed on the resort town's popular boardwalk. Boardwalk businesses offered the chairs - along with attendants to push them - to tourists for rent. In 1891, Atlantic City began to capitalize on the practice, collecting a $10 licensing fee for each of the chairs.

Artifact

Photographic print

Subject Date

circa 1930

Creators

Unknown

 On Exhibit

By Request in the Benson Ford Research Center

Object ID

87.18.65.4

Credit

From the Collections of The Henry Ford.

Material

Paper (Fiber product)

Technique

Gelatin silver process

Color

Black-and-white (Colors)

Dimensions

Height: 5 in

Width: 7 in

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