Monday, August 6, 2012

Old Postcard - Dock

I just love this old postcard I found in the stack I bought at the "estate sale".

When I first looked at the picture, I thought it was an ordinary "people-playing-on-dock" shot. Then I looked closer.

The men on the dock are all dressed up - suits, ties, bowler hats.
The women are apparently in swim suits - but they're not swimming.
They're each in their own BARREL, bare legs hanging over the edges!
I really wish I knew the story behind this picture.
As for the date ... most of the postcards I bought that day are dated (either marked or researched) between 1900 and 1920 - so I'm going to assume this one is between those dates.
Ah, if only these cards could talk - what stories I would hear!!!

1 comment:

  1. I can only imagine what the story behind this was! Excellent find Clytie.