Item #178 Postcard; High Tide Fortescue Beach Fortescue, N.J. Myron POWELL.
Postcard; High Tide Fortescue Beach Fortescue, N.J.

Postcard; High Tide Fortescue Beach Fortescue, N.J.

New Jersey: Elmer Times Co., Circa 1918. Horizontal. (9 cm. x 14 cm.) Photographic illustrated cardstock. Titles in red on front, titles in blue on verso. Image on left front. No stamp. Some staining and smudging and minor edgewear, not affecting image or writing. Very Good. Item #178

Wonderful photo postcard of a small, Victorian girl, giving into the heat and the tide at Fortescue Beach in Southern New Jersey. Originally a small fishing and oyster village, now known for the thousands of Horseshoe Crabs that come to lay their eggs upon their sands, Fortescue Beach slowly became a very special, hidden hideaway for turn-of-the-century folk trying to beat the heat of the cities. Surrounded by marshlands on one side, with the Delaware Bay on the other, it joined Cape May as a place for Victorians to bring their families for the summer. The postcard is addressed to a young birthday boy named Myron Powell, from his brother, Wendell. Myron Powell would grow up to be the Superintendent of Schools for nearby Cedarville, New Jersey, where the local school still bears his name. A sweet historical find from a unique coastal community.

Price: $100.00

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