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VINTAGRAPH • WPA • WWII • NORTH TUSCANY COAST, 1948

Coney Island Bathers: 1905

Coney Island Bathers: 1905

New York circa 1905. "Surf bathing at Coney Island." The latest in revealing swimwear! 8x10 inch glass negative, Detroit Publishing Co. View full size.

 

I see by your outfit

The mustachioed gentleman in the hat hopes to impress the lad with tales of the wild west.

The more things change

The more things change the more they stay the same. Until last year I always kind of sneered and made fun of the beach goers who just stand ankle deep in water with sour faces like its torture, as if modern people never do this, we're too busy having a crazy fun time splashing around and being wild, but then on my last trip to the beach I looked around and saw a bunch of these same sour faces. Ha ha.

High Fashion

Attention, girls! All these spiffy designs are now available at your local Victorian's Secret!

It's Deja Vu All Over Again

It just occurred to me that a century ago the displays of bare skin were reversed between the sexes. Personally, I like today better.

There Will Be Surf

Daniel Plainview and HW enjoying some time off from drinking milkshakes.

Extreme Left Margin

I believe Detroit Publishing captured an undiscovered photo of Ed Grimley as a boy vacationing at Coney Island.

Folded arms

I get the impression it's cold outside, or they just don't like having their picture taken.

 
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