Four middle-aged women dressed in classic early 1900s fashion are posing together to have their photograph taken. All of them are wearing hats and sweaters with medium-length dresses and loafers. They all look towards the camera with big smiles on their faces as they patiently wait for the photograph to be taken. Rather than simply standing next to each other, the women each strike their own unique pose and are spaced somewhat separately. The woman on the leftmost side sits on a rock with her hands in her lap, while the other women stand up behind her. Their background consists a woodland area with several different type of trees, possibly beech and pine, among others.
From the collection of Fred Bodin of Gloucester MA. Fred was a long time resident and well-known photographer of Gloucester and had one of the best private collections of New England nautical photographs in private hands. Fred was a photojournalist having graduated with this degree from Syracuse University and worked for Yankee Magazine. Fred passed away in 2016 and HIP purchased his collection from his estate.
Read up on the history of the United States during the 1900s by checking these links: America at the Turn of the Century, United States Timeline.