The Ever Changing Life - Of Going To The Beach
|My cousins, Gesine and Jorg at the beach in Denmark|
sometime around the end of the 1950's
I like how they dressed for the beach!
But, going to the beach wasn't always this easy.......
There were the days it was hard to achieve a full and complete tan .........
|How would you fancy wearing this swimwear from one of the early images of swimwear for coastal life in Georgian Britain in about 1813.|
Recently, I purchased the book, "Glorious Britain, Place of legends," and the subject of "bathing houses" from Brighton, England caught my attention. After investigating bathing houses, I learned about how wonderful and important they were, besides required!
So I'm skipping Alan's theme From Sepia Saturday this week (although the group of boys he pictured are covered as well as those found in my post)
Ladies Swimwear and the Bathing Houses they used!
I'm excited sharing this marvel of bathing at the beach just for you. Surely this is "old business" to many of you, especially those of you across the great blue pond. But it may be new for some of you here.
Let me present these...... photos below from The Library of Congress Prints and Photographs Division Washington are here for all of us to enjoy!
At the beach....
without a care in the world....
One more from Blankenberghe, Belgium...
|Teignmouth, England ...while at the beach Between 1890 ca. and 1900 ca. ...amazing goings on at the beach back then, wouldn't you agree?|
|Beach and ladies Between about about 1890 ca. and 1900 ca. at Margate, England|
If you feel the urge to post a Sepia Saturday theme or just an old photo, Sepia or not, or care to see more