These 1938 vintage black and white photographs from our archives show an early morning Easter service on the beach in Lummus Park. They include a photograph showing the crowds attending the service from 5:45- 6:30 in the morning. Audio speakers were affixed to the top of poles planted in the sand for the attendees 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 a 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. The gentleman behind her wears a double breasted suit, tie and white dress pants.