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

2 comments on “Vanishing Ocean City With Bunk Mann

  1. Was wondering if you have any information or pictures of the old general store on old bridge rd west ocean city. We are new owners and would treasure any information
    Thanks
    Eric

  2. Do you mean the store just east of 611? It was owned by Mr. Birch for years. His relatives are still in the area

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