When Labor Day marked the end of Rehoboth’s summer season

September 8, 2020

This postcard from the middle of the 1900s captures the sense at that time of Labor Day’s significance as the end of the summer season in Rehoboth Beach. Most of that sense was created by the reopening of schools following the Labor Day weekend holiday.

With the coronavirus still very much a factor impacting our lives, schools are reopening later this year, which will extend the summer season here by at least a week. The increasing retirement population in Sussex County and fall’s beautiful weather have combined in recent years to extend the resort season far beyond Labor Day weekend.

J. Paul Rogers, who created this postcard, owned and operated a photography studio in Rehoboth Beach and published lots of different postcards using his own photographs.

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