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<i>The Casino, Narragansett Pier</i>
Photographer: Postcard by the Detroit Publishing Company
Taken: 1899
Caption: The Casino, Narragansett Pier
Additional Description: During the “Gay Nineties” The Narragansett Pier Casino functioned at the heart of life in Narragansett. “The Pier” ranked as one of America’s most-prestigious resorts. The Casino offered boating, billiards, bowling, cards, shooting, tennis and other sports. Further diversions included restaurants, stores, reading rooms, a theater, a bandstand and a ballroom. “Bathing” at the beach was limited to an hour or two midmorning before luncheon at the Casino. Dancing at one of the Casino’s frequent evening “hops” included “promenades” across The Towers arch. -

(Image courtesy of the Yale Collection of Western Americana, Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library)
Submitted: August 28, 2015.
Database Locator Identification Number: p325447
File Size: 4.192 Megabytes

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