Black and white postcard titled "Campers, Fairfield Beach. Fairfield, Conn." Shows large tent-like structures used to provide temporary shelter at the beach. An American flag and a pavilion are also pictured.
Although Fairfield's beach became a mecca for summer visitors in the late 19th century, few were interested in building houses at the beach in this era. These collapsible bath houses were taken to the beach via a horse and wagon and remained there for the individual family’s use until the end of the summer.