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In the Surf at Old Orchard, Maine.
  • William Henry Jackson, artist
    1843–1942
    born: Keesville, New York, United States ; died: New York, New York, United States
    Detroit Photographic Company, publisher
    active 1897–1924
  • In the Surf at Old Orchard, Maine., 1901
  • Where object was made: Old Orchard, Maine, United States
  • photochrom
  • Object Height/Width: 17.39 x 22.69 cm
    Object Height/Width: 6 7/8 x 8 15/16 in
  • Gift of David J. and Rita Sloan Gottlieb
  • Not on display
  • 2012.0462
Description

Exterior. In this color photograph, people splash in the ocean. In the foreground is the sand dotted with rocks, and the shoreline cuts across the image to the left. Groups of beachgoers populate the image, some standing in the shallow water, others wading up to and into a breaking wave. In the distance is a pier which has on it a structure with a red roof and two flags blowing in the wind.