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Beach Baby: 1910

Beach Baby: 1910

The Jersey Shore circa 1910. "On the beach at Atlantic City." 8x10 inch dry plate glass negative, Detroit Publishing Company. View full size.

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The two guys at right

look as if they could be with the photographer. Definitely appears to be a large camera case on the sand, and the pouch slung over the shoulder of the taller one looks about right for the plates.

Just wait til I tell Opie and Andy about this!

My dress hiked nearly up to my knee, almost my entire Stocking showing, and in public!

My word, I'll be the scandal of Mayberry!

Ah! The Jersey Shore

before there was a Situation or a Snooky. Those were the days!!!

Great Guns

The lady looks like she could crack a walnut in the crook of her elbow. Those are some impressive arms for a woman. Hands too.

Tights on the Beach

I still marvel at the sight of these women in their stockings or is it tights? Compare them to how the men are dressed.

What also amazes me is no more than a decade later how different fashion would become for women.

Different perspective

I don't remember seeing a photograph quite like this. The camera is angled to view from the ocean. No more boardwalks or piers seen in this pic.

SHORPY HISTORICAL PHOTO ARCHIVE | History in HD is a vintage photo archive featuring thousands of high-definition images from the 1850s to 1960s. (Available as fine-art prints from the Shorpy Archive.) The site is named after Shorpy Higginbotham, a teenage coal miner who lived 100 years ago.

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