Vanishing Ocean City With Bunk Mann

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Ocean City has always been a place where people treasure their vacation memories. Before they opened their famous Mario’s Restaurant on Philadelphia Ave. (1954-2005),  Vera and Jack Maiorana ran a photography studio on the Boardwalk. Located south of Dolle’s Candyland and next to Grace Lovell’s “Grace’s Jewelry and Gifts,” it was a popular place. Pictured is Grace and Mitch Lovell in the honeymoon photo circa 1944.
“Pictures were four for a quarter and we took a lot of them because people didn’t have cameras like they all do today,” said Mrs. Maiorana. She laughingly recalls “a man once got Jack out of bed at 2 a.m. to take some pictures for a fishing license. He paid us $25 for those photos.”
Today families cherish those photographic memories of a bygone era.
Photo courtesy Vera Maiorana