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Jersey Shore: 1910

Jersey Shore: 1910

"Belmar, on beach." Beachgoers at the New Jersey ocean resort of Belmar circa 1910. 5x7 glass negative, George Grantham Bain Collection. View full size.

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What a great picture! I spent a number of days this summer in Belmar, fishing. I would not be surprised if some of those houses are still standing. I would love to see some old pics of Spring Lake, as well.

Baby on Board

That's a beautiful baby carriage. Probably not very fun to push through the sand, but it doesn't look like this group was too into beach practicality in the first place. The large gaps in the sides of it would be so against the rules today, but I'm willing to bet the kid never slipped out anyway.

What a difference a decade makes

Funny how things can change in 10 years. I have tons of pictures of my grandparents at the Jersey shore in the 1920's wearing just a fraction of what these ladies have on.

Jersey shore

I live near the Jersey shore close to here, and things don't look that different now. The obviously striking thing about this photograph is the clothing. I would like to know what month this is, because New Jersey is a very humid state, and in the middle of the summer these women would smell atrocious to be out sweating on the beach like this. I'm always amazed by the clothing standards a hundred years back and earlier.

Great Kojak!

I never knew Telly Savalas was that old.


I can barely keep my shirt buttoned when I'm at the shore, there's no way I would be able to wear a full set of clothes. The lady on the right might even get some sun on her ankles in such a provocative pose.

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