Yachting on Easter, 1900

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What it is:

Photo (a bit more than 3×2 inches) mounted to a cardboard frame/backing (5×4 inches; I have cropped the backing from the scan).


What I know about it:

Written on the back in pen is: Yachting at Atlantic City, Easter Sunday, 1900.



I guess I missed posting this on Easter by a week, but oh well.  This is obviously not the most museum-quality photo I own, but I find it interesting to look at anyway, for the outfits, the unposed body language, etc.  Not to mention that somebody back in the day managed to get a cumbersome camera relatively focused on that boat.  Am I correct in thinking that the object in the foreground is a musical instrument like a guitar?  Were they planning to rally themselves against the bracing cold with the warming spirit of song?  By the way, Easter Sunday in 1900 fell on April 15 (so perhaps I’m actually early in posting this!)

4 comments on “Yachting on Easter, 1900”

  1. Very unusual, interesting pic, Matt.

  2. Love the image & the guitar neck : )

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