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Rye Beach: 1905

Rye Beach: 1905

The New Hampshire coast circa 1905. "Rye Beach bathers." 8x10 inch dry plate glass negative, Detroit Publishing Company. View full size.

 

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Fashonista

Seen here, a scowling 1905 fashion model, walking the runway, wearing the latest one piece swimsuit from the collection of top designer Davy Jones. She is also a top contender in the quest to be the featured cover girl in this year's Sporting News' swimsuit issue.

Dress code

Sometimes I wonder why the gentlemen of that age didn't wear ties with he swimsuits. They seem to have worn them with almost everything else, anytime, anywhere. Witness the kid to the center right. C'mon mom, it's Sunday!

My Great Grandfather +11

Homesteaded on this beach in the 1640's, Captain John Locke.

Early Beach Blankets

...center and left.

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