Saturday, June 04, 2011

Bathing Beauties on Nantasket Beach, Massachusetts - 1907 Postcard

Back then they wore knee length dresses and wool tights into the sea.
Too bad it's not still the fashion - those of us with fair skin and physical shyness would benefit.
Perhaps on my next trip to the ocean I will wear my tights and antique dress.
The dress is ancient, and once belonged to a Catholic School teacher.
There are small weights in the hem to keep the dress from lifting in the wind and carrying the teacher away.
It would definitely have caused her to sink in the sea.

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