The Latest Fashions in Beach Wear
The latest fashions in beach wear 102 years ago that is!
The card shows many people quite a distance out in the ocean. There is a sandbar off of Plum Island that is very tempting to wade out to at low tide. But when the tide comes in you better have some good swimming skills because there are some nasty under tows all along the island. It's best to leave the sand bars early, before the water rises, especially if you are swimming in a full suit of clothes.
The back side of the card has a nice simple message:
Oct 29, 1912
Your letter came to-night - crossed my card.We will be glad to see you both Friday. Semard is "dressing up" to make a political speech at the *Republican rally.
With love, Morine
The card was postmarked one day later and most likely loaded on a northbound train. York Village, Maine, is located along the same rail line and is only 30 miles distant.
*The Republican candidate in 1912 was the incumbent William Howard Taft seeking a second term. He was defeated by the Democrat, Woodrow Wilson.