*** UPDATE*** Many thanks to Shirley R. Gindler-Price and Jim Chew for pointing me in the right direction. This photo is one of thousands shot by Philadelphia photographer John W. Mosley from the 1930s through the 1960s on Chicken Bone Beach in Atlantic City, NJ. Mr. Mosley’s archives are housed at Temple University in Philadelphia. Photo: John W. Mosley, Courtesy of the Charles L. Blockson Afro-American Collection, Temple University Libraries. This fabulous photo of beautiful friends (sisters? cousins?) has been making the rounds for eons online - via Pinterest, Tumblr, etc. However, no one has been able to identify any of these women or the photographer. I see the Shelburne (Hotel?) is in the background. Maybe they are in Atlantic City, NJ? If you have any information about the four women in this photo - or the photographer - please let me know in the comment section.
“Crowd overflows onto the sidewalk outside College Hall, Broad and Berks Sts., as first-year students wait to register in Temple University’s largest freshman class in the school’s history. About 4,000 freshmen are enrolling."
September 14, 1965.
From the George D. McDowell Philadelphia Evening Bulletin Photograph Collection, Temple University.