The photo prompt this week shows a woman enjoying herself at the beach. Among my post cards was this.
It shows many people in full dress at the beach. Can you imagine being those women to the right in a full skirt getting wet in the waves? This card was around in 1912 a Victorian age for sure. Women were not supposed to show there legs or much of any other skin as well.
Usually I would find this place and shot an updated photo but not much has changed here at Salisbury Beach other than the types of "swimming garments" used nowadays.
|Google Earth Street View|
Instead I found on Google Street View the exact spot where this card was addressed. 701 7th Street, South Boston, Massachusetts. If you're unfamiliar with Boston, this is the section where the main character from the film "Good Will Hunting" was from. It was then and still is prominently made up of Boston Irish.
It's odd how the writer turned the card 180° to compose the message. I'll save you all craning your necks to read it and transpose it here:
Dear Beatrice,We are stopping at Salisbury Beach over Sunday it is lovely down here.We returned from Me. (Maine) Thurs. were down there almost two weeks. Fannie graduated from the academy, the excercises were pretty.Hopefully this will find you well. G.C.T.
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