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Photograph 33
This incredible photograph was taken in 1911 and shows a scene that may be familiar to a few people. This is how Crystal Beach looked in the early 20th Century; women in long dresses, men in two-piece bathing suits. the Canadiana is about to dock at the long board walk leading up to the entrance to the park. The Canadiana is only a year old in this photograph, having been built in 1910 by the Buffalo Dry Dock Company.

So many changes took place at the Beach during the years that followed this photograph, including the eventual demise of the park itself. But when else could you go to the beach and have your photograph taken in a professional studio located right on the sand?

This photograph is from the Library of Congress Panoramic Photograph Collection. By clicking