- Item 101514 - Waves at Fortune's Rocks, Biddeford, ca. 1915
- Contributed by McArthur Public Library
- Item 101514
- 4476px x 3260px - 14.9"w x 10.9"h @ 300dpi | Need a larger size?
- *Credit line must read: Collections of McArthur Public Library
Waves crashed at the shore near Bald Rock at Fortune's Rocks in Biddeford. Fortune's Rocks was a beach neighborhood named for early settler Francis Fortune (1763-1858), a sailor who wrecked in Biddeford Pool during a winter storm and ended up staying.Show Details
Fortune met and married a local widow, Peggy Rossiter, and they lived on an oceanfront farm until their deaths.
This negative was one which photographer Robert Gay likely turned into a postcard, for which he did a brisk business at the outset of the 20th century.