Welcome to York, Maine, a well-known resort community that's home to less than 13,000 people! If getting away from humanity isn't enough of a draw, the lighthouses and long beach walks ought to do the trick. Even in 1912, York was clearly the place to hang out, as this quartet of vacationers clearly knew.
This image comes to us from the collection of Fred Bodin, who was both a collector and photographer based in Gloucester, Massachusetts. A photojournalist, Fred spent much of his career working for Yankee Magazine. When Fred passed away in 2016, HIP purchased his collection of photographs and negatives from his estate. His collection happens to contain thousands of negatives that were taken by Fred's grandmother, Alice Curtis, who also lived in Gloucester. This photograph, taken around the turn of the century, may be one of hers.