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1938 Easter Service on the beach in Lummus Park

The following 1938 vintage black and white photographs show an early morning Easter service on the beach in Lummus Park which includes: Crowds attending the service from 5:45- 6:30 in the morning with audio speakers on top of poles fixed in the sand to listen to the service. In the severe background one can most likely see the popular swimming casino of the day called Cook’s Casino. Another photograph shows a stage on the beach decorated entirely with palm trees. In the third photograph we see a gentleman standing in front of that stage wearing a suit and tie. In the last photo, a woman stands behind the crowds that are leaving the beach, dressed in her Sunday best with sun hat, kerchief and handbag and the gentleman behind her wears a double breasted suit, tie and white dress pants.

A stage on the beach decorated entirely with palm trees
A gentleman standing in front of that stage wearing a suit and tie
A woman stands behind the crowds that are leaving, dressed in her Sunday best with sun hat, kerchief and handbag
Crowds attending the service early in the morning with audio speakers on top of poles fixed in the sand.

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