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Audrey, Celia, and Olive’s Joyous Days At The Beach (1927-1928)

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“Several years ago, I obtained a photographic album with pictures of an British family dating from the First World War up to 1928,” writes Christopher H. Jordan. “Within it there are quite a few pictures of three photogenic young sisters. If I have read the album-page notations correctly, there names appear to be Audrey, Celia, and Olive. Regrettably, there is no surname. Although there are photographs seemingly taken during all four seasons, I have chosen to feature these eight images from their summertime visits to various beaches. No matter how often I view these images, the exuberance and sheer joy expressed in these children’s faces never fails to brighten my day and make me smile.”

 

Pics 1 and 2 posed with the woman were made on the beach at Waxham, Norfolk, in August 1927. The woman's relationship to the girls is unclear--perhaps their mother or an aunt.

The beach at Waxham, Norfolk, in August 1927. The woman’s relationship to the girls is unclear–perhaps their mother or an aunt?

The beach at Waxham, Norfolk, in August 1927. The woman's relationship to the girls is unclear--perhaps their mother or an aunt?

The beach at Waxham, Norfolk, in August 1927. 

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Standing on shoulders at Eccles on Sea, Norfolk, in August 1928.

The girls on a visit to the beach in Lowestoft, Suffolk, in July 1928.

The girls on a visit to the beach in Lowestoft, Suffolk, in July 1928.

The girls on a visit to the beach in Lowestoft, Suffolk, in July 1928.

The girls on a visit to the beach in Lowestoft, Suffolk, in July 1928.

The girls on a visit to the beach in Lowestoft, Suffolk, in July 1928.

The girls on a visit to the beach in Lowestoft, Suffolk, in July 1928.

Standing on shoulders at Eccles on Sea, Norfolk, in August 1928.

Standing on shoulders at Eccles on Sea, Norfolk, in August 1928.