Shuffleboard was a very popular game for people in their leisure in America in the first part of the 20th century. The game was embraced by the middle and upper classes and is almost unknown in the 21st Century. I, for one, would play on courts for vacationists in the Shenandoah National Park. My parents would take us to the Park, and we would stay at the cabins that were rented out by the Federal Government. Every day, we would run down and play shuffleboard in the game park set up by the park service. Shuffleboard is practically extinct today.
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.