Who wears a suit to the beach? Given the time period this was almost surely taken at what’s now “Old Harbor” area. The photography company in particular was known for doing souvenir photographs at Block Island around the turn of the century. It’s pretty rare these come up for sale on the market. I do have one other I will be listing soon. Photo itself measures 4.25″ x 6.5″, and with the matting it measures 8″ x 10″. It is marked “BLOCK ISLAND PHOTO CO BLOCK ISLAND RHODE ISLAND” and W. Moorehead’s photos date from the late 1800’s through about 1910. Given the beach attire and construction of the photo itself it’s fair to estimate this being c. The matting is worn and dirty but the photo itself is in good condition. No creases and 4 sharp corners. Fresh out of an estate and likely the only time ever on the market. Thanks and good luck! The item “Vintage Block Island Rhode Island Beach Cabinet Photo Souvenir 1890’s-1900’s” is in sale since Sunday, March 11, 2018. This item is in the category “Collectibles\Photographic Images\Vintage & Antique (Pre-1940)\Other Antique Photographs”. The seller is “selma_junkoff” and is located in Chester, Massachusetts. This item can be shipped worldwide.
- Region of Origin: Rhode Island
- Framing: Matted
- Date of Creation: ~1900
- Color: Black & White
- Subject: Beach
- Original/Reprint: Original Print