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Pier Pressure: 1905

Pier Pressure: 1905

Atlantic City circa 1905. "Come on in, the water's fine." 5x7 inch dry plate glass negative, Detroit Publishing Company. View full size.


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Fun at the beach

It's delightful to see these girls having fun. And I just love the fancy stockings they're wearing.

Where is Percy Kilbride?

The lady on the right could be a young Marjorie Main.

Charming photo

Both of these women are wearing leather shoes, so there's no way they're going into the water, especially the lady on the right. Neither of them are young, and they appear to be enjoying themselves thoroughly.

Ah, the irony!

The bather seems more heavily clad than the potential dunkee.

Captivated by the jazzy stockings?

The photographer - maybe, that's why the horizon is tilted?

Not Me!

While I totally understand that that's how ladies in those days dressed for the beach, I can also understand the resister's reluctance to get wet.

If she was to totally immerse herself in the water, she would probably be soaking wet the whole day!

She couldn't remove any of the wet clothing, and the sand would stick to her wet dress like glue.

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