Photographer Pablo Iglesias Maurer revisits scenes from midcentury postcards and advertisements of resorts that now lie in ruins.
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During America’s post-World War II economic boom, a growing middle class was eager to find ways to spend its leisure time. When air travel was very expensive, resorts within a short drive of major cities appealed to tourists. Resorts in New York State’s Catskills and the Poconos of Pennsylvania offered an idyllic setting, tailored to the tastes of urbanites on vacation. Some have since closed down, leaving eerie monuments to yesterday’s fun.
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