Sunday, July 1, 2012
Taking A Dip
(Digital Image. Photograph Privately Held By Cynthia Shenette. Photograph and Text, Copyright (c) 2012 Cynthia Shenette) This photograph was probably taken at a church picnic for the parishioners of Our Lady of Czestochowa in Worcester, MA. I don't know exactly when it was taken, but my best guess is the late 1910s. Zoom in, and check out the many details.
I love the two ladies in their long sleeve dresses and umbrellas primly watching the action in the water from the grassy bank, and I'm fascinated by the scantily clad (at least according to the standards of the day) woman on the left wearing just her shift! Shocking! I bet that made for some lively parlor conversation among the parishioners later that evening! The children close to shore appear to be wearing their bathing suits and are no doubt wading where their parents can keep a close eye on them. My grandfather, Adolf Szerejko, is the man in the water with his foot raised way up in the air. Skinny dipping? Probably not. I love that the man on left didn't even bother to take off his hat before he jumped into the water!
If you have a moment, check out my post for last year's annual Swimsuit Edition of the Carnival of Genealogy. It's one of my favorite all time blog posts. After all, Girls Just Wanna Have Fun too, you know...
Submitted for the 119th edition of the Carnival of Genealogy.
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