Fires of Prometheus


On the Beach

old photograph of family standing in forest beside wooden barn


This is a great photograph, full of interest! As usual in photographs of British beaches in the recent past, despite it being a warm and sunny day, most people visible are over-dressed. Mum, feeding the baby with a bottle, is wearing stockings, and dad has a heavy jacket or coat draped over the back of his deck-chair. More clothing is lying across the baby carriage just visible at the left edge. In the background a large person is sunbathing and just a little sand is visible! Note the huge handbag of the lady in the top left corner, big enough to be a Gladstone bag.