"a dance hall in Atlantic City"
Garden Pier Ballroom, Atlantic City
Public DomainGarden Pier Ballroom, Atlantic City - Credit: James Bewkes

Atlantic City, New Jersey, was — as it still is — a popular hub of hedonistic recreation. Known as ’the playground of the world’, its dance halls, boutiques, gambling casinos, theatres and concert halls drew in vast crowds of pleasure-seekers. 

 

Henry Reuterdahl's Atlantic City: The World's Play-ground (1922) provides a charmingly-illustrated guide to all the attractions the seaside city has to offer.