|Sea Pines School for Girls|
In the past year and a half, I’ve been lucky enough to spend quite a bit of time on Cape Cod, MA. Though the Cape has changed a great deal since my girlhood—not nearly so wild and rustic as it used to be—some of the past remains. So I did pause when I saw this ad. As far as I can make out, the building is still there, albeit turned into an inn. It does remind me of the grand resort hotels from the Victorian-Edwardian eras, most of which have vanished. (Here, here, and here are examples of those still in operation.) Apparently it was still operating as a school into the 1970s, so it must have been successful. In any event, the Reverend Bickford gets a fine write up in the 1919 American Biography, and on the next page, so does the school.
Image from The World’s Work, August 1916 advertisements. Bio from American Biography: A New Cyclopedia, Volume 6 (1919). Both courtesy Google Books.
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