Ida Crie Collection
Courtesy of Alice Knight
According to her great-granddaughter, Ida brought her camera with her everywhere she went and thus was able to capture a variety of scenes of daily life in the Rockland area and beyond. In this photograph, likely taken on Crescent Beach in nearby Owls Head, three women have raised their long skirts to go wading. Their gaze suggests they are watching something in the water below. It is rare to see so much of a woman’s leg exposed in this era; it would have been considered quite bold.