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Bathers and strollers, Old Orchard Beach, ca. 1920

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Bathers and strollers, Old Orchard Beach, ca. 1920

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At low tide, the densely packed sand of Old Orchard Beach provided ample room for a range of leisurely seaside activities, such as swimming and strolling. In the 1920's, it was also used as a runway for airplanes and as a raceway for automobiles.

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  • Title: Bathers and strollers, Old Orchard Beach, ca. 1920
  • Creation Date: circa 1920
  • Subject Date: circa 1920
  • Town: Old Orchard Beach
  • County: York
  • State: ME
  • Media: Glass Negative
  • Dimensions: 12.7 cm x 17.8 cm
  • Local Code: Coll. 1949, 2005.061.1722
  • Collection: Portland Press Herald Glass Negative Collection
  • Object Type: Image

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