We have this old family photograph of my grandfather Walter D. Huse (1898-1968) fishing on the “Nubble” at York Beach, Maine.
I wondered if it was possible to date this photo using GenealogyBank’s Historical Newspaper Archives.
It was routine for newspapers to print news of visitors to the Maine beaches. For example, here is a list of visitors to York Beach in 1909, including all the guests staying at Young’s Hotel.
This second newspaper article, published a year earlier, mentions Walter’s grandparents visiting York Beach, staying at Young’s Hotel. He would have been 10 years old then – he looks younger than that in the photo we have.
I’ll keep looking to see if I can find a newspaper article of their visiting York Beach, Maine, around 1903 or so – when the photo may have been taken.