ATLANTIC CITY Beach Scene – about 1905. Shaded canvas chairs and swings became very popular to protect the women from the sun. Photo taken from Steel Pier, 1905 | Pleasure Pavilion (Colorized): The Jersey Shore, circa 1910. Steel Pier, Atlantic City.
BEACH WEAR – Women: Turn of the century bathing costume | Men: The swim suit as it would look in 1919; and the turn of the century style (bottom). It should be noted that what appears as black clothing in photos may be dark navy or purple.
The boys at Daytona Beach. The kids of Coney Beach.
Carriage rides on Daytona Beach. Some choose the boardwalk.
Brothers on the sand; Sisters in the studio at the beach
Greetings from the Seaside – Bathing Beauties postcards
Bathing beauties in the surf and on the sand.
Fun in Atlantic City. Look at me!
OCEAN CITY Maryland beach, boardwalk without railings, car park and hotel – the Atlantic, 1910.
Models in bathing costumes posing for the camera at the beach, c 1910
Orchard Beach, Maine
Postcard FLORIDA Bathing Girls, 1910
Beach train excursion to ATLANTIC CITY
Washington D.C. A glorious 4th at the Tidal Basin beach
Postcard: “I am the center of attraction.”
Boys on the beach – DAYTONA BEACH, Florida, c. 1915 Their swimwear was made of wool. So were baseball uniforms – made of wool.
DIRTY GIRLS at the Beach. Dirty with sand.
EVENT 1916: The “Jersey Shore Shark Attack” created a panic on the beaches along the New Jersey Atlantic Ocean coastline in July. Four people were killed and one injured in the summer attacks. On July 14, Michael Schleisser killed and retrieved a 9 foot shark in the same area. While there was widespread panic at first, there were no more attacks following Schleisser’ foray. “Shark(s)” became part of American culture as a term for danger.
BEACH LIFE: Love at the seaside, 1902
West Palm Beach, 1910. Two taxis waiting to serve members of a beach club.
The Jersey Shore, circa 1905. “On the beach, Atlantic City.”