LOCAL IMAGES CELEBRATING ASBURY PARK SOUGHT FOR “LEGENDARY LOCALS” BOOK SERIES

A new book about Asbury Park legends is being written by city resident Tom Chesek and he is asking for your help in curating images for publication.

Chesek, is actively seeking photographs and other materials regarding the many people to be profiled for this project.  Not only the famous figures, but the “everyday heroes or legends” who played a prominent part in the life of a community during any point over the past 140 years.  [more below]

James Bradley, the founder of Asbury Park, is one of the "Legendary Locals" that will be featured in an upcoming book being written by Tom Chesek.

James Bradley, the founder of Asbury Park, is one of the “Legendary Locals” that will be featured in an upcoming book being written by Tom Chesek.

“They’re the faces who represent the city, every bit as much as the landmark buildings, boardwalk or beach…the politicians and the preachers; the show people and the shopkeepers; the visionaries and the viewers of the grand parade,” said Chesek, who has been contracted to write the book by Arcadia Publishing.

Images can date any time from the city’s founding in the 1870s to the present day, and can be in the form of photographic prints, including printed matter from brochures, flyers, advertisements and record covers.  All “hard copy” materials will be scanned and returned promptly to the owner, and images reproduced in “Legendary Locals of Asbury Park” will be properly credited.

Scheduled for publication in spring 2015, “Legendary Locals of Asbury Park” will be an entry in the “Legendary Locals” series from Arcadia Publishing.

“Whether you’re part of a family with deep roots in the city, or just one of the many people who have a great affinity for Asbury Park, we invite you to be part of this project,” says Chesek.  “I am interested in your insights and input, as to the community leaders and public faces of Asbury Park; the ones who represent the city at its best.”

If you possess any “Legendary” images that you’d like to share for publication, contact the author at 732.361.0189, or at tchesek@optimum.net.  Follow the Legendary Locals of Asbury Park project on Facebook.

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